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Asahi Shuzo

Asahi Shuzo
Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16% RS: 32%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$92

Asahi Shuzo
Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16% RS: 32%
White gold color. Attractive, sour aromas of bitter melon, yuzu shrub, white balsamic drizzled pineapple, and mirin with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a graceful, engaging, medium-length exotic salt, almost-ripe strawberry, starfruit cream, and jicama finish. A silky and very appetizing sake that will be best with lighter fish varieties.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: bitter melon, yuzu shrub, white balsamic drizzled pineapple, and mirin
Taste Flavor: exotic salt, almost-ripe strawberry, starfruit cream, and jicama
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: West Coast Oysters, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky and very appetizing sake that will be best with lighter fish varieties.

The Producer

Asahi Shuzo Co., LTD

The Producer
2167-4 Osogoe, Shuto Cho
Iwakuni- City, YP 742-0422
Japan
81 -8278 60120

Their Portfolio

Junmai Daiginjo Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai Daiginjo’s have at least 50% of the outer hull milled away. Some high end Junmai Daiginjo’s actually get down to 65% of the hull removed. How much of the outer hull of the rice kernel is a major determinant of the final quality of the saké. The more of the hull that’s removed the higher the quality of the saké and generally the price of it as well. The term "Junmai" literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai Daiginjo saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji.

Pair these sakes with sushi, fusion cuisine or even scallops or pork chops.

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Junmai Daiginjo Sake