Ozeki Karatanba "Dry Wave"

The nose on this Honjozo sake is a rich collection of caramel, cocoa, earthtone, and maple syrup elements. And guess what? It drinks that way too! Rich, dry and smooth look for your sweet rice, caramel, and mild maple syrup licks on a velvety fluid flow. Smooth personified the beauty in this rich and savory beast is that it should drink sweet, but it doesn’t! This is the rich side of sake that drinks more soft than heavy and take note of the very solid finish.

Quantity:

Brewery

Ozeki

Sake Type

Honjozo

Bottle Size

720ml

Founded

1711

Prefecture

Hyōgo (兵庫県)

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Rich

Food Pairings

Off the grill and fried food specialist like Buffalo wings (spicey things), Salted grilled salmon

Taste Profile

WINE: Pinot Noir/Fat dry whites;
BEER: Creamy ales;

Ingredients

RICE: Yamadanishiki (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 60%

Alcohol Content

15%

Sake Meter Value

+7 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Very Dry

Body

Medium

Acidity

1.5

Serving Temp

Chilled, Room Temperature, Warm, Hot

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Customer Reviews

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D
D.C.
Excellent Sake

I think "Dry Wave" will become one of my "go to" sakes. It is crisp, clean, has multiple taste patterns, is easily paired with many foods. I prefer it cold but it does well warm. It is an excellent choice.

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K.
Kate

Dry, crisp and lots of warm alcohol burn. Overall very smooth and refreshing and great with food.

O
O.
Strong flavor

Koji, mulberry, prune aroma. Crystal clear and colorless. Melon and koji, honey and blackberry on the back end. Strong umami overtones. Light body, but rather warm and velvety.

C
C.
Very rich

Clear color. Aroma of rice, peaches, vanilla. taste initially bland, but with sushi, peaces, tangerines, floral notes and rice flavors appeared. Tasty.

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