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Yaegaki

Yaegaki
"Mu" Black Label Junmai Daiginjo

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

Yaegaki
"Mu" Black Label Junmai Daiginjo

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Brilliant silvery emerald straw color. Buttery, candied floral piney aromas and flavors of rice pudding, cinnamon roll, dried tropical fruits, and dusty balsa with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, involved, medium-long finish with shades of coconut cream, delicate spiced nuts, and pepper finish. A fruity, engaging sake.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: rice pudding, cinnamon roll, dried tropical fruits, and dusty balsa
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of coconut cream, delicate spiced nuts, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, engaging sake.

The Producer or Importer

Yaegaki Corporation of USA

The Producer or  Importer
4800 S Alameda St.
Vernon, CA 90058
USA
1 323-587-7588

Their Portfolio

93 Yaegaki "Mu" Junmai Daiginjo 15% (Japan) $30.00.
93 Yaegaki "Mu" Black Label Junmai Daiginjo 16% (Japan) $50.00.
87 Yaegaki Kurobin Black Bottle 14.9% (Japan) $20.00.
85 Yaegaki Draft Sake 16% (Japan) $5.00.
91 Yaegaki Mu Junmai Daiginjo 15% (Japan) $30.00.
90 Yaegaki Kurobin Black Bottle Sake 14.9% (Japan) $20.00.
85 Yaegaki Cloud Nigori Sake 15% (Japan) $5.00.
87 Yaegaki Mu Junmai Daiginjo Sake 15% (Japan) $30.00.
91 Yaegaki Mu Black Label Junmai Daiginjo Sake 16% (Japan) $50.00.
85 Yaegaki Draft Sake 16% (Japan) $5.00.

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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