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Sho Chiku Bai

Sho Chiku Bai
Organic Nama Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
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Sho Chiku Bai
Organic Nama Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
White gold color. Aromas of butterscotch, coconut cream, golden apple, and raisin with a velvety, crisp, light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-long green apple and shortbread finish. A juicy, easy-drinking Sake that offers a good introduction to the category.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: butterscotch, coconut cream, golden apple, and raisin
Taste Flavor: green apple and shortbread
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, easy-drinking Sake that offers a good introduction to the category.

The Producer or Importer

Takara Sake USA Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
708 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
USA
1 510-5408250

Their Portfolio

Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji with no added alcohol. Junmai sakés will be richer and fuller bodied than the other major type, Honjozo saké. Until recently, at least a 30% rice polish (70% remaining) was required for this definition, but that has now been eliminated.

These are generally dry to off-dry and pair well with sushi, fusion cuisine or even seafood risotto.