Elegant, precise, and earthy. Fantastic at any temperature. Absolutely one of my favorite yamahais and the door into yamahai for daiginjo fans.
Mineral, very mild, vaguely earthy at first-- but gets rounder as it sits. Straw, molasses, honey whole wheat bread, banana chip, untoasted oak and mesquite chips, acorns, buckwheat, brown rice, flint, earth. Extremely well integrated acidity--truly subtle and profound balance. A drawn-out ricey savoriness.
- Region: Ishikawa prefecture
- Rice: Yamadanishiki & Gohyakumangoku
- Polish: 60%
- Starter: Yamahai