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Tohoku Meijo

Tohoku Meijo
Hatsumago Kimoto Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Kimoto Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Tohoku Meijo
Hatsumago Kimoto Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Kimoto Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Light white gold color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate caramel bonbon, coconut macaron, rain water, and brunost with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish evoking notes of honey almond butter, sweet potato, and powdered sugar finish. A pleasant and satisfying kimoto.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: milk chocolate caramel bonbon, coconut macaron, rain water, and brunost
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honey almond butter, sweet potato, and powdered sugar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Catfish Pad Ped, Coconut Crusted Shrimp , Salmon Teriyaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant and satisfying kimoto.

The Producer or Importer

Silkroad Wine & Spirits

The Producer or  Importer
4800 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
USA
1 323-582-6605

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Kimoto Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Kimoto Junmai Sake follows the production rules for Junmai (sake made from water, koji, yeast, rice, and nothing more) but uses a traditional brewing technique of creating the yeast starter mash. The Kimoto method is very labor intensive and requires twice as much time in comparison to modern methods to complete the yeast starter. This method is still used by some breweries today, and results in a more robust, wilder and gamier sake.

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