Full Review

Tohoku Meijo

Tohoku Meijo
Makiri Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 17%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$50

Tohoku Meijo
Makiri Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 17%
Light white gold color. Dusty, earthy aromas and flavors of plantain chips, sticky rice with spice mangoes, hint of caramel apple with nuts, water chestnut and balsa, and lava stones with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish with notes of melon and celery juice, radish sprouts, spiced nuts and lemon rind, and caramelized mushrooms finish. Complex interplay of umami and fruit notes make this a fun dance on the palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: plantain chips, sticky rice with spice mangoes, hint of caramel apple with nuts, water chestnut and balsa, and lava stones
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of melon and celery juice, radish sprouts, spiced nuts and lemon rind, and caramelized mushrooms
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Tuna With Mango Salsa, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Complex interplay of umami and fruit notes make this a fun dance on the palate.

The Producer or Importer

Silkroad Wine & Spirits

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

Junmai Daiginjo Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai Daiginjo’s have at least 50% of the outer hull milled away. Some high end Junmai Daiginjo’s actually get down to 65% of the hull removed. How much of the outer hull of the rice kernel is a major determinant of the final quality of the saké. The more of the hull that’s removed the higher the quality of the saké and generally the price of it as well. The term "Junmai" literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai Daiginjo saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji.

Pair these sakes with sushi, fusion cuisine or even scallops or pork chops.

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