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Ichishima

Ichishima
Ginnoyorokobi Daiginjo

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$170

Ichishima
Ginnoyorokobi Daiginjo

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Silver color. Dusty, earthy aromas and flavors of gravel, mushroom, vanilla yogurt, and bark with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-length finish conveying impressions of dried papaya, coconut milk, and mulch finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: gravel, mushroom, vanilla yogurt, and bark
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of dried papaya, coconut milk, and mulch
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Highly Recommended

The Importer

Dreyfus, Ashby and Co.

The Importer
630 3rd Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
USA
1 212-818-0770

Their Portfolio

93 Ichishima Junmai Sake 15% (Japan) $35.00.
85 Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake 15% (Japan) $32.00.
84 Ichishima Seishu Sake 15.5% (Japan) $27.00.
85 Ichishima Silk Deluxe Junmai Sake 10% (Japan) $32.00.
90 Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo Sake 15.3% (Japan) $70.00.
88 Ichishima Ginnoyorokobi Daiginjo 16% (Japan) $170.00.
94 Ichishima Ginnoyorokobi Competition Daiginjo Sake 16% (Japan) $170.00.
85 Ichishima Junmai Sake 15% (Japan) $35.00.
92 Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo Sake 15% (Japan) $70.00.
88 Ichishima Seishu Sake 15% (Japan) $27.00.
88 Ichishima Silk Deluxe Junmai Sake 10% (Japan) $32.00.

Daiginjo Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Daiginjo’s have at least 50% of the outer hull milled away. Some high end 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. As oppossed to Junmai Daiginjo, Daiginjo sake has a small portion of brewer's alsohol added to the sake mash resulting in a slightly lighter, more aromatic sake than that of Junmai Daiginjo.

Daiginjo sakes are among the most fragrant, displaying aromas ranging from ripe pear and apple custard to cream, chive and anise. They are medium dry and quite rich and zesty. These are meant for the dinner table; pair them with sushi, Asian cuisine and most seafood.