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Konteki "Tears of Dawn" Daiginjo Saké
     

Konteki
"Tears of Dawn" Daiginjo Saké

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted: 6/14/2013
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.5%
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93 Points
Exceptional
$39
Clear with a platinum straw cast. Very attractive aromas and flavors of ripe Asian pear, pineapple, and spiced melon with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and coconut sorbet, fruit gum, honeyed jicama and nut finish. A delicious, fruity sake for all occasions.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: Very attractive
Taste Flavor: Very attractive
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, fruity sake for all occasions.
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Daiginjo Sake
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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass

Daiginjo’s have at least 50% of the outer hull milled away. Some high end 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. As oppossed to Junmai Daiginjo, Daiginjo sake has a small portion of brewer's alsohol added to the sake mash resulting in a slightly lighter, more aromatic sake than that of Junmai Daiginjo.

Daiginjo sakes are among the most fragrant, displaying aromas ranging from ripe pear and apple custard to cream, chive and anise. They are medium dry and quite rich and zesty. These are meant for the dinner table; pair them with sushi, Asian cuisine and most seafood.

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