Full Review

Ichishima

Ichishima
Seishu Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$27

Ichishima
Seishu Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.5%
Light silver color. Citrusy, fruity aromas and flavors of plantain, bamboo, and macadamia nut with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity light body and a sleek, relaxed finish evoking nuances of melon rind, daikon, papaya, and rice paper finish. A solid sake for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: plantain, bamboo, and macadamia nut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of melon rind, daikon, papaya, and rice paper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: West Coast Oysters, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid sake 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

93 Ichishima Junmai Sake 15% (Japan) $35.00.
85 Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake 15% (Japan) $32.00.
84 Ichishima Seishu Sake 15.5% (Japan) $27.00.
85 Ichishima Silk Deluxe Junmai Sake 10% (Japan) $32.00.
90 Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo Sake 15.3% (Japan) $70.00.
88 Ichishima Ginnoyorokobi Daiginjo 16% (Japan) $170.00.
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.

Futsu-Shu Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Saké that has less than 30% of the unwanted elements milled away is called Futsu-shu and is politely referred to as “bulk saké”. Futsu-shu is not a regulated beverage by the Japanese government and may have a variety of additives including sweeteners, colorings and bulk alcohol.

These are not considered as refined or as flavorful as the finest sakes, so keep that in mind when selecting sake for exotic cuisine. These are the sakes that should be served warm.