Incredibly complex with hints of white flower, strawberry, fresh mint and green herbs in the aroma. Tastes of strawberry, melon and musk, kissed with ginger, lead to a delightfully rich and lingering finish. Complex, clean and elegant.
Best enjoyed on its own or pair with duck confit or panang curry.
Made with rice polished down to at least 50% and sometimes much more, Daiginjo saké may have brewers alcohol added for artisinal purposes. An ultra-premium grade saké.
Founded in 1548, Yoshinogawa is the eighth oldest existing saké brewery in Japan and the very first saké brewery to be established in the now famed Niigata Prefecture (North and West of Tokyo, along the sea of Japan). The knowledge of multiple centuries goes into crafting each bottle of Yoshinogawa saké. Every sip is a representation of a lush agricultural region, deep winter snows, abundant pristine water and the pure love of the craft. Yoshinogawa takes pride in using its local resources to craft the best expression of Niigata’s natural beauty and bounty.
2018 Ultimate Beverage Challenge – 86pts