Origin: Homare Sake Brewery, Fukushima Prefecture
IWC 2017 Trophy
Candy floss, some grainy notes with pear. Floral, elegant, well-balanced between nose and palate. Round, savory mid-palate having some positive bitter minerality. Dry, medium weight style.
This sake was made with the image as the younger brother of ‚ÄúAizu Homare Banshu Yamada Junmai Daiginjo‚Äù which won the IWC championship. I think it‚Äôs hard to drink sake of the world‚Äôs highest quality in everyday life in terms of the price, but ‚ÄúKarahashi Yamada Nishiki‚Äù is has a price range that makes it easier to drink. It seems to be a sake that tries to bring out the quality of ‚ÄúAizu Homare Banshu Yamada Junmai Daiginjo‚Äù.
One of the features is the carefully selected manufacturing method, in which sake made from groundwater assembled from 100m underground is stored at -5 ¬∞C, and after waiting for the flavor to come out, it is then put in the fire.
So the taste is similar to Junmai Daiginjo. There is a sweet taste in the slightly semi-dry flavor. And one thing that cannot be missed with ‚ÄúKarahashi Yamada Nishiki‚Äù is the scent. It has a good balance of tropical fruit and mango-like aroma and sweetness. It also matches greasy meals such as shrimp and vinegared pork.
Recommend to drink at 12-15 degrees chilled or at 40 degrees warm