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Hatsumago

Hatsumago
Junmai Kimoto Sake

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Kimoto Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Hatsumago
Junmai Kimoto Sake

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Kimoto Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of slate, licorice, sarsaparilla, and honey with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish that presents nuances of béchamel, flint, and cracked pepper finish. A distinctive Kimoto Junmai with dark spice character and great pairing possibilities; try with beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: slate, licorice, sarsaparilla, and honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of béchamel, flint, and cracked pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Salmon Teriyaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive Kimoto Junmai with dark spice character and great pairing possibilities; try with beef.

The Producer or Importer

Pacific International Liquor, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
4800 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
USA
1 323-582-6605

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Kimoto Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Kimoto Junmai Sake follows the production rules for Junmai (sake made from water, koji, yeast, rice, and nothing more) but uses a traditional brewing technique of creating the yeast starter mash. The Kimoto method is very labor intensive and requires twice as much time in comparison to modern methods to complete the yeast starter. This method is still used by some breweries today, and results in a more robust, wilder and gamier sake.

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