Just in time for Kimoto and Yamahai season at Umami Mart (Kimoto and Yamahai season is year-round, though, who are we kidding?), the Tamagawa Red Label line has come screaming onto our shelves. Nama-heads, minimal-intervention-heads, and general fans of serious acidity rejoice!
Part of their Spontaneous Fermentation line, this sake boasts a honeyed, maple-sweet aroma and a lush, purple palate of ripe plum, bright nectarine, cola, honeysuckle, and a hint of shoyu. This brew forgoes pasteurization, dilution, and charcoal filtering, so admire the golden hue and dancing legs in your glass.
This genshu clocks in at just under 21% ABV, so grab a friend to help you polish this off quickly! The brewery boasts a range of sakes that age gracefully after opening, but we found this one was best enjoyed in a sitting. This is the perfect sake for fans of Kaze no Mori and Funaguchi Kunko. We want to drink this with piping hot tonkatsu every day.
To learn more about Kimoto and Yamahai sakes, check out our January 2022 Sake Gumi releases. Yoko goes deep on this topic!
- Brewed in Kyoto Prefecture Japan, by Kinoshita Shuzo
- Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Kitanishiki 66%
- ABV 21% / SMV 3.5 / Acidity 2.9
- 24 fl. oz (720ml)