Junmai_Daikoshu_1995

TAKASAGO JUNMAI DAIKOSHU (1995)

BREWERY: Kanaya Sake Brewery
Established in 1869 (Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan)
TYPE: Sake (Junmai, Vintage/Aged)
ABV: 16.0%
SIZE: 720ML
RICE VARIETY: Gohyakumangoku
POLISHING RATIO: 60%
INGREDIENTS: Rice, Koji (Malted Rice)
WHAT AN EXPERT SAYS: More mineral and precise, with hints of earth, apple and pear. Some mushroom notes, and a spicy, peppery length. Perhaps not quite at the level of maturity of its siblings, but that gives it more versatility. It could be paired to a wide variety of dishes, from meat, to fish, to vegetables. The almonds rise up more on the finish, which lingers and is pleasant.
COMPLEXITY: 6
UMAMI: 7
FOOD MATCHING: Steak, Red Meat, Game, Charcuterie