Ozeki Osakaya Chobei "First Boss"
This is a terrific value Daiginjo as it gives a drinker the chance to taste a real player in the history of Japanese sake. The nose on Chobei is pure strawberry and candy goodness. This sake has a relaxed and smooth honeydew melon start with a thin and round finish. The middle-mouth is filled with ripe melon flavors and a sweetness that isn't sweet. Go figure! The viscosity is thin and round and the mouth speed is velvety and quick, and the ending is a waterfall of flavor.
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Fruit salads, white fish sashimi, sake-steamed clams, and Cuban cigar.
WINE: Chewy reds/Ripe whites;
BEER: Sweet ales;
RICE: Yamadanishiki; (No sulfites, no preservatives)
(amount of rice left after milling): 50%
Sake Meter Value
+4 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)
Sweet or Dry
Light to Medium
Chilled, Slightly Chilled, Room Temperature
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