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Yamagata Masamune Junmaitext

Yamagata Masamune Junmai 2014

JapanThough this is the brewery's entry level sake, it is certainly not simple, nor neglected. From local Dewa-san-san rice owned and organically farmed by the brewery (rare), this has a rice polish rate of 55 percent, SMV +3, and 16 percent alcohol. The result is a lighter, delicate and nuanced Junmai (no additional alcohol added), with quince, pear, and Asian pear notes, and an alluring swing of fennel and white pepper spicing on the finish. It's interesting to taste with a little age weight on it; making this ready for sablefish or sashimi.Tasted: 21 March 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$40.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Mitobe Sake Brewery Co LtdDistributors: That's Life Gourmet
Grape: RiceCSPC: 338970UPC: 06269901173908