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Asahi Shuzo

Asahi Shuzo
Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Yamaguchi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Shellfish

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Asahi Shuzo
Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Yamaguchi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Shellfish

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 16%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of orange marmalade, pineapple, triple cream cheese, candied ginger, lychee, and rice cakes with a round, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long yeasty dinner rolls, salted cultured butter, golden kiwi, and strawberry finish. A rich Junmai Daiginjo with silky texture and lengthy flavors; pair with fine meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: orange marmalade, pineapple, triple cream cheese, candied ginger, lychee, and rice cakes
Taste Flavor: yeasty dinner rolls, salted cultured butter, golden kiwi, and strawberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Poached Scallops With Chorizo Butter, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich Junmai Daiginjo with silky texture and lengthy flavors; pair with fine meals.

The Producer

Asahi Shuzo Co., LTD

The Producer
2167-4 Osogoe, Shuto Cho
Iwakuni- City, YP 742-0422
Japan
81 -8278 60120

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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