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Yoshinogawa

Yoshinogawa
Gensen Karakuchi Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Vegetables

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Yoshinogawa
Gensen Karakuchi Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Vegetables

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.6%
Pale silver color. Fresh aromas and flavors of pineapples in cream, peach and guanabana, oatmeal and sesame with honey, and floral honeycomb with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, intriguing, medium-length finish that shows nuances of tapioca pudding, coconut milk, and cantaloupe finish. A satiny, pure sake with attractive flavor and balance—this sake over-delivers for its category.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pineapples in cream, peach and guanabana, oatmeal and sesame with honey, and floral honeycomb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of tapioca pudding, coconut milk, and cantaloupe
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cream of Mushroom Soup, Summer Melon Soup, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A satiny, pure sake with attractive flavor and balance—this sake over-delivers for its category.

The Producer or Importer

SakéOne Corp.

The Producer or  Importer
820 Elm St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
USA
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Futsu-Shu Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Saké that has less than 30% of the unwanted elements milled away is called Futsu-shu and is politely referred to as “bulk saké”. Futsu-shu is not a regulated beverage by the Japanese government and may have a variety of additives including sweeteners, colorings and bulk alcohol.

These are not considered as refined or as flavorful as the finest sakes, so keep that in mind when selecting sake for exotic cuisine. These are the sakes that should be served warm.