Origin: Enoki Shuzo, Hiroshima
Class: Kijoshu Koshu 古酒 (Aged Sake)
This 8+ year aged kijoushu by Enoki Shuzo is reminiscent of a fine Oloroso sherry. Intense aromas of molasses, beef broth, tobacco, dried fruits, honey and pickles. The palate is a wild sweet/sour/savoury rollercoaster ride of toffee apple, honey, coffee, toasted hazelnuts and umami. Drink well chilled. A very divisive sake that is an excellent IWC multi award winning example of this style.
Sweet pairings: dark chocolate, chocolate cake, over ice cream.
Savoury pairings: cheese, steak, tempura, rich dishes.
Sweetspot: 10-15℃ (chilled), on the rocks.
Recommended range: 10-25℃ (chilled, room temp)