Kenbishi Mizuho Kuromatsu
This iconic brand sake has finally made it to the US albeit in a different version than Japan. The nose is an array of rich and earthy tones highlighted by raisins, steamed rice, sweet nuts and straw. A rich and roasted presence that speaks to the 17% alcohol level putting forth a briskness that is rounded out closer to room temperature. A virtual treasure trove of flavors including caramel, noughet, sweet rice, toffee, cooked banana, roasted nuts, and sweet raisins. Think rich and snappy with a feel that speaks to dark alcohol fans. A smaller cup brings more brightness and a larger glass exudes more richness.
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Game, meat, fowl, stews, hearty pastas, smoked cheeses
WINE: Bordeaux/White Burgundy;
BEER: Dark Belgians;
RICE: Yamadanishiki (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 70%
Sake Meter Value
+0.5 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
Medium to Full
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Mizuho Kuromatsu Kenbishi is a premium sake yamahai icon. Earthy, full-bodied, robust, layered ...its all right here. This is a must-try brew
for the true sake enthusiast.
LaMonte Heflick, ASP Sake Education Council Feb 2014.
This sake got 2016 BTI World Wine Championships Platinum Medal 96pt (Superlative). Matures very well like wine or brandy.