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Yaegaki

Yaegaki
Mu Junmai Daiginjo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Fish

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Yaegaki
Mu Junmai Daiginjo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Fish

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
Pale emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey roasted apple and pear, white chocolate macadamia cookie, sun-dried tomato, and cheese puff with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long finish with notes of spiced watermelon and mango, water chestnut and bamboo shoot, yellow pepper, and cedar finish. A lively and engaging Junmai Daiginjo with a chewy appetizing texture.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted apple and pear, white chocolate macadamia cookie, sun-dried tomato, and cheese puff
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced watermelon and mango, water chestnut and bamboo shoot, yellow pepper, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Copper River Salmon, Veal Calvados, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and engaging Junmai Daiginjo with a chewy appetizing texture.

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

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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