The aromatics on Rhythm of the Centuries, for me, include boiled peanut, tart froyo, white mushroom, honey, roast chicken, and overripe banana-- descriptors you may be familiar with for any koshu (aged sake)- but for Yuho Rhythm, the volume is turned down and they are meshed together, indistinct. There's some sweet miso..sweet red bean... an elusive sort of sweet/savory aromatic dimension.
The mouthfeel starts silken, viscous, goes to a little bit of a grippy, salty place after a few seconds. On the palate I get salted dulce de leche, Goat caramel, rice pudding. White mushroom, fermented honey, sweet white miso, toasted rice, milk chocolate, white chocolate, Korean toasted barley and corn tea, oloroso sherry, raw cashews, and white pepper. Compared to other koshu it is more soft, generous and round.
A little bit of sweetness is present but providing a roundness only-- it balances out the acidity, grip, and salinity. WhiletThe descriptors I gave are largely sweet, this isn't a sweet sake. In fact, the palate is relatively dry and with high, mouthwatering umami and acidity.
Region: Ishikawa Prefecture
Age: 4 y/o, aged in bottle
Rice: Notohikari rice
Fermentation starter: Kimoto