One of the best labels in the sake world, this Junmai has a gentle nose with light hints of steamed rice, cucumber, hay, and mint. This “Ine” is a round, clean, smooth, and dry trip though the realms of a ricey Junmai. A very gentle sake that drinks easy, but has a peek-a-boo crispness that comes out at certain temperatures and sips. Look for young peach and tangy apple tones on a slick fluid that gets even easier in a larger glass. An overall dry brew but more apple and sweetness emerges from the depths as the sake finds comfort in your pallet.
Ippongi Kubohonten Co.
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Salty and savory fare, soy sauce dishes, cooked fish and foul
WINE: Crisp White Wines;
BEER: Clean and Crisp ales;
RICE: Koshinoshizuku; (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 60%
Sake Meter Value
+0 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
Chilled, Room Temperature
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