Notice the label R2 on the bottle. This means that the bottling year was Reiwa 2 (or 2020). Juji-Asahi Brewery believes that their sakes should be aged for some years before releasing them. Their high acidity sakes are unlike any other sakes we’ve tried before. This golden muroka sake reminds us of a cross between a Chablis and a tarusake (cedar-aged sake). There is so much going on in this bottle: yogurt, hinoki, parsley, passion fruit – I encourage you to ruminate on this one. Try chilled or at room temperature alongside smoked meats, fish, and cheeses.
- Brewed in Shimane, Japan by Juji-Asahi Shuzo
- Junmai kimoto
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Omachi 70%
- ABV 15% / SMV: +13
- 24 fl oz (720ml)