Full Review

Okunomatsu

Okunomatsu
Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25
2017 Best Junmai Sake

Okunomatsu
Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
Pale straw color. Fruity, green aromas and flavors of asian pear and pineapple husk with a velvety, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, complex, long finish with notes of melon, tapioca, strawberry rice candy and yogurt, and chamomile tea with cream finish. A rich, rewarding Junmai with lots of clearly delineated flavors, character and impact.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: asian pear and pineapple husk
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of melon, tapioca, strawberry rice candy and yogurt, and chamomile tea with cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Poke, Oysters Rockefeller, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, rewarding Junmai with lots of clearly delineated flavors, character and impact.

The Producer

Okunomatsu Brewery

The Producer
69 Chomei
Nihonmatsu, Fukushima, 964-0866
Japan
81 -243222153

Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji with no added alcohol. Junmai sakés will be richer and fuller bodied than the other major type, Honjozo saké. Until recently, at least a 30% rice polish (70% remaining) was required for this definition, but that has now been eliminated.

These are generally dry to off-dry and pair well with sushi, fusion cuisine or even seafood risotto.