Polishing Ratio: 18%
Food Pairings: Sashimi, Carpaccio, soft cheese. Suits vegetarian dishes: steamed vegetables, tofu, chilled light vegetable soup
Pronounced aroma of honeysuckle, pear, lychee, and pineapple. This sake is very mild and smooth, light and soft. The finish is clean and pure, with finesse and elegance. This sake uses rice polished down to 18% of the original grain size - the highest polishing ratio in the entirety of Japan. Furthermore, instead of blending the brewer only bottles the best portion of the pressed sake (called the "nakadori") as it holds the best flavour. With magnificent aromatics and a complex, brilliant flavour, Tatenokawa 18 is the essence of luxury. A true gem.