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Ichishima

Ichishima
Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70

Ichishima
Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of cashew fruit and nougat, apples in vanilla cream, melon rind, and coconut custard tart with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length finish imparting accents of nectarine and starfruit, golden beet, honeyed nuts, and bibb lettuce finish. A nice balance of fruit and savory vegetable tones make this a natural choice for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cashew fruit and nougat, apples in vanilla cream, melon rind, and coconut custard tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of nectarine and starfruit, golden beet, honeyed nuts, and bibb lettuce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ratatouille, Sautéed Langoustines, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice balance of fruit and savory vegetable tones make this a natural choice for the table.

The Importer

Dreyfus, Ashby and Co.

The Importer
630 3rd Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
USA
1 212-818-0770

Their Portfolio

94 Ichishima Ginnoyorokobi Competition Daiginjo Sake 16% (Japan) $170.00.
85 Ichishima Junmai Sake 15% (Japan) $35.00.
92 Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo Sake 15% (Japan) $70.00.
88 Ichishima Seishu Sake 15% (Japan) $27.00.
88 Ichishima Silk Deluxe Junmai Sake 10% (Japan) $32.00.

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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