Hakushika "Goka Sennenju"
The tremendous nose on this superb Daiginjo is a vast array of watermelon, strawberry, banana, vanilla, and steamed koji (sweet) rice. This sake is simply a flavor rush with an ending of hush! Talk about a juicy and fruity brew that drinks fat and fun. I mean come on! How is this sake made of just rice and water? With layers and layers of strawberry, melon, and mild banana flavors that drink chewy and ripe you’d think it would be goopy and sweet, but it isn’t and actually has a dramatically quiet and disappearing finish. Truly a sake work of art! The vein of watermelon hints is classic.
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Sushi, sashimi, tofu/deep fried tofu, grilled yellowtail, poultry, fusion, stock and soy dishes
WINE: Fruity reds/Chardonnay;
BEER: Pale and fruity ales;
RICE: Yamadanihsiki, Nihonbare; (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 50%
Sake Meter Value
+0 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
Chilled, Room Temperature
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