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Okunomatsu

Okunomatsu
Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Okunomatsu
Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
Silvery straw color. Aromas of soy-glazed nuts, black sesame, nori, fresh croissant, and breadfruit with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a polished, complex, medium-long dried apricot, tarragon, jicama, and white grapefruit finish. A slightly savory, toasty Tokubetsu Sake with excellent balance; a special dinner pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: soy-glazed nuts, black sesame, nori, fresh croissant, and breadfruit
Taste Flavor: dried apricot, tarragon, jicama, and white grapefruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slightly savory, toasty Tokubetsu Sake with excellent balance; a special dinner pairing.

The Producer

Okunomatsu Brewery

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

Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Tokubetsu Junmai Sake literally translates to "special pure rice". This type of sake follows the production rules for Junmai (sake made from water, koji, yeast, rice, and nothing more) but uses a production method that is special in some way. Examples of what might give a sake a Tokubetsu designation include the utilization of a special rice variety or milling level. Though Tokubetsu has no official or legal meaning, typically Tokubetsu Junmai Sakes are of very high quality and offer a unique experience to the sake enthusiast.