Hatsumago Junmai Kimoto
Hatsumago Junmai Kimoto
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Hatsumago Junmai Kimoto

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The kimoto method shows itself, as usual, with creamy textural notes of vanilla rice pudding, delicate nutmeg and cinnamon, and apple tart with a silky, dry-yet-fruity, medium-to-full body and a smooth, resonant finish. Yamagata style is still evident with notes of papaya, plantain, and grassy earth on the finish. Excellent complexity and depth-- a really underrated choice on my shelves, often looked over because of its old school label.

Accolades:

  • 2012 BTI World Wine Championships Gold Medal 91pt 
  • International Wine Challenge Sake Brewery of The Year 2018

Stats:

  • CLASS: JUNMAI
  • BREWERY: TOHOKU MEIJO
  • REGION: TOHOKU
  • PREFECTURE: YAMAGATA
  • ABV: 15-16%
  • SMV: +2
  • Acid Degree: 1.4
  • Rice Polished: 60%
  • Type of rice: Miyamanishiki
  • Best Served:  CHILLED, WARM

 

The light aroma from this sake has a refreshing appeal, and its subtle Kimoto body enhances the taste of foods. Hatsumago Junmai starts with a gentle light and clean flavor, followed soon after by a more intricate flavor that spreads across the palate with an exhilarating finish. Beautiful with anything creamy: any cream sauce, cheesy or nutty pesto, etc.