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Okunomatsu

Okunomatsu
Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Okunomatsu
Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Clear silvery straw color. Sweet aromas and flavors of honeydew melon, strawberry cream cheese, asian pear, coconut cake, seasoned seaweed snack, and lemon-lime cordial with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, buoyant finish manifesting impressions of bazooka gum and brandied bananas finish. A fruit-forward Junmai with a dry appeal; very food friendly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honeydew melon, strawberry cream cheese, asian pear, coconut cake, seasoned seaweed snack, and lemon-lime cordial
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of bazooka gum and brandied bananas
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oysters With Mignonette, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward Junmai with a dry appeal; very food friendly.

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.