Full Review

Shichi Hon

Shichi Hon
Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Vegetables

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$28.99

Shichi Hon
Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Vegetables

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Light silvery emerald straw color. Curious aromas of banana peels stuffed with sticky rice, hint of paper mache, white peppercorns, and hint of paint and glue and balsa dust with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, cheery melon, sweet potato, mealy apple, and nutskin finish. A rustic and somewhat challenging junmai for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: banana peels stuffed with sticky rice, hint of paper mache, white peppercorns, and hint of paint and glue and balsa dust
Taste Flavor: melon, sweet potato, mealy apple, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Root Vegetables with Truffles, Mushroom Cassoulet, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rustic and somewhat challenging junmai for the table.

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 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.