More mineral and precise, with hints of earth, apple and pear. Some mushroom notes, and a spicy, peppery length. Perhaps not quite at the level of maturity of its siblings, but that gives it more versatility. It could be paired to a wide variety of dishes, from meat, to fish, to vegetables. The almonds rise up more on the finish, which lingers and is pleasant.
■Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
■Serving Guide: Room temperature
■Ingredients: Rice, Koji (Malted Rice)
■Rice Variety: Gohyakumangoku
■Sake Type: Vintage Sake
■Brewery Name: Kanaya Sake Brewery (Ishikawa)