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We will be closed Jan 23th. Fulfillment will continue Jan 24th.

Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai "Southern Beauty"

Tokubetsu Junmai

The nose on this IWC Champion sake is a wonderful collection of pecan, almond, peach cobbler, apple pie, wheat toast, and creamy aromas. What can you say about a sake that is made in a very small town, but has conquered the world? This brew is the ultimate explorer Junmai that is great with food, but also world class just drinking by itself. Using a very local rice varietal called Gin Otome milled to 55% and using their special brewing water, Nanbu Bijin has set a standard with this sake that should be on very enthusiast’s bucket list. Round, soft, light, creamy it drinks with a rolling smoothness that is part rich and part ricey with large amounts of that 5th taste known as umami. A small cup brings forth more umami and hints of nougat and caramel. A mid-sized glass extols breakfast cereal qualities and highlights a superb finish. A wine glass brings out the juicy, silky, and balanced rice play that highlights the pure definition of this sake. When warmed look for brown sugar and sweet corn flavors on a soft fluid. Balanced sake at its best. WORD: Balanced WINE: Round Reds/Rich Whites BEER: Creamy Belgian Ales FOODS: Soups and stews, burgers and chops, steaks and chicken.