Cool bottle, but does it drink great! You bet! This sake, made with the very tasty brewing rice called Gohyakumangoku, has a distinctive nose filled with apple, cherry and melon essences. Behold a sake with some strength in flavor and character. Shoin has a strong personality for a Ginjo and drinks with a robust and dry attitude that speaks to those who like a pop in their sakes and wines. Bold and full-flavored, look for pushes of crisp apple, pear, and cooked cherries on a fluid that is semi-thick. Wine drinkers who enjoy a long finish Shoin is for you. Sake drinkers looking for a little more rice attitude this brew is for you.
Yamagata Honten Co.
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Good food pairing partner on all levels, but, particularly, sliced fluke sashimi, and green beans with sesame sauce
BEER: Large Belgians;
RICE: Gohyakumangoku; (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 60%
Sake Meter Value
+3 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
Dry and Tart
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