Full Review

Maboroshi

Maboroshi
Junmai Gingo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$33.99

Maboroshi
Junmai Gingo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of white pepper and mesquite dust, haricot verte with tarragon, melon balls in coconut milk, and tapioca pudding with bananas with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, long finish displaying suggestions of fresh fruit salad, quince and cherry relish, radish, and birch bark water finish. A juicy,fruit-driven sake with a crowd-pleasing style that will appeal to white wine drinkers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: white pepper and mesquite dust, haricot verte with tarragon, melon balls in coconut milk, and tapioca pudding with bananas
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of fresh fruit salad, quince and cherry relish, radish, and birch bark water
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Teriyaki, Salmon Teriyaki, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy,fruit-driven sake with a crowd-pleasing style that will appeal to white wine drinkers.

The Producer or Importer or Other

Kobrand Corporation

The Producer or  Importer or  Other
1 Manhattanville Road 4th Floor
Purchase, NY 10577
USA
1 914-253-7700

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Junmai Ginjo Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
A junmai ginjo sake is a very particular type of sake. Junmai refers to a sake that is a pure rice wine, one that does not have any distilled alcohol added. Ginjo refers to the fact that at least 40% of the rice polished away during the brewing process. This process for a ginjo sake is done at lower temperatures, which takes longer, but produces a sake that is light and fragrant with greater complexity.

A junmai ginjo sake is considered a "super premium" sake, which represents less than 10% of all sake. Along with traditional foods paired with sake, such as sushi or Asian cuisine, a junmai ginko sake also marries well with roast turkey or even leg of lamb.