Yukikage "Snow Shadow"
This "solid as your father" sake has a mild nose filled with green apple, bamboo, steamed rice, apricot and pudding elements. Talk about a "feeling" brew that is grounded and drinks very well balanced. It's a classic "non-impactful" sake that is a joy to drink because it is so solid and so sake! There is a smooth and subtle richness that hides within a tight and compact delivery that rounds out more in a larger vessel. Take the flavor elevator up for hints of rice crackers and steamed rice, and down for semi-sweet deep and earthy tones including maple syrup and caramel. A light and solid sake that has many masks, but one solid face.
One word to describe this sake brew: Smooth
Food Pairings: Sushi, sashimi, grilled oily fish, Asian fried fare
Taste profile: WINE: Merlot/Sauvingnon Blanc; BEER: Hefferweisen
: Kinshihai Shuzo
Sake Type: Tokubetsu Junmai
: 720ml Founded by
: Shigeno family in 1825
Toji (Master Brewer): Noboru Abe; Abe-san has been making sake at Kinshihai since 1959.
Ingredients: Ricetype: Gohyaku-man-goku and koshi-ibuki; Water: On-site well water, called Tengu's spring water; Yeast: S-3; No sulfites, no preservatives.
Seimaibuai (amount of rice left after milling): 58%
Alcohol Content: 14-15%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +4
Sweet or dry: Semi-dry
Body: Medium to full
Amino acids: 1.0
Serving temp: Slightly chilled, room temperature, or lukewarm.