Product Image Kikusui Hiyaoroshi Junmai Ginjo Namazume "Chrysanthemum Water"

Kikusui Hiyaoroshi Junmai Ginjo Namazume SE20 "Chrysanthemum Water"

Four Hot Words: Seasonal, Ricy, Savory, & Smooth

This is a seasonal released sake. Call True Sake at 415-355-9555 for availability, size, and pricing.

The nose on this limited released Fall Draft sake is an interesting collection of grains, rice pudding, earthiness, and veggie aromas. Say hello to a very excellent representation of Hiyaoroshi sake that is made in a specific way to pair with the foods of Autumn. In a sense, this is a true Hiyaoroshi that has all of the usual qualities like a rich, savory, creamy, and smooth fluid that feels great in the palate. The best part is that there is lightness to the richness, which is clean, round, and velvety. Look for nougat, flan, roasted rice, and a hint of butter cookie flavors.  A mid-sized glass brings forth the most balance, and the sake gets richer as it warms in the glass and when heated. WORD: Smooth WINE: Soft reds/Buttery whites BEER: Creamy Ales FOODS: Roasted chicken, cooked potatoes, grilled fish, soups and stews. (2019)

The nose on the specially released “seasonal draft sake” is a gentle collection of roasted nuts, wood, steamed rice, and straw aromas. This is not your mom’s Kikusui, so don’t let the familiar bottle trick you into thinking you will be sipping a light and slightly fruity Junmai Ginjo. This is better! Round and savory it hits you with the first sip as velvety, rich, and smooth characters come forth. The fluid is very chewy and is loaded with savory flavors such as amber honey, rich rice candy, honey nut breakfast cereal, and a hint of chocolate brownie as the fluid warms. This Hiyaoroshi is drinking very well this season and it is a food-pairing fiend. WORD: Rich WINE: Pinot Noir/Chewy whites BEER: Belgian Ales FOODS: Great for rich and savory fall dishes including your Thanksgiving dinner. (2018)
Prefecture: Niigata
SMV: +2
Acidity: 1.4

Note: Because namas are unpasteurized, they must be kept chilled. We will only ship out these types of sake under your own risk. We highly recommend store pick-up or local delivery only which you can select when you go to checkout. All sales are final for Nama items once they leave our store.

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