Spicy and mineral on the nose, cigar ash, mineral water, spice, pepper, intense and long, with some black forest ham, perhaps more versatile in its matching with food, but not as complex as its older brother. Tomato, tea leaf and forest floor; very smoky stilton cheese on the nose, lots of mushroom, salt and a crisp roqueforte type bacterial note. Lots of freshness and acidity, plenty of depth. Crisp and elegant with excess amounts of umami.
■Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
■Serving Guide: Slightly chilled or Room temperature
■Ingredients: Rice, Koji (Malted Rice)
■Rice Variety: Ishikawamon
■Sake Type: Junmai Daiginjo
■Brewery Name: Matsunami Sake Brewery (Ishikawa)