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Asahi Shuzo

Asahi Shuzo
Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

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 Fish Shellfish

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: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & Old World
Aroma Aroma: melon and pineapple relish, yuzu shrub, hint of tarragon and bean sprout, and mirin
Taste Flavor: exotic salt, almost-ripe strawberry, starfruit cream, and jicama
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: West Coast Oysters, Sushi, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb world-class daiginjo with fantastically rich and appealing flavors.

The Producer or Importer

Ippin Japan Mall

The Producer or  Importer
#6 Yushima icchome bldg, 1-6-3 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo,
Japan

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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