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Amabuki Junmai Ginjo Nama Sake “Strawberry”


Synopsis, Our Opinion: The most refreshing Sake we have ever had and the silky fruit tastes were just irresistible.

Producer/Winery: Amabuki Shuzo Company; Saga, Japan.

Grape Variety: Rice

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Japan.

Vintage: NV

Price: $27.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Asian steamed sesame chicken, rice and broccoli.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, almost colorless. Unusual yeasty aromas of strawberry, plum and honeysuckle floral. Silky smooth with an off dry mouthfeel (it’s actually more fruity than sweet), light body and a 600-grit texture. Although the label calls it “Strawberry” Sake (it’s made using strawberry flower sake yeast) there were strong fruit flavors of strawberry, plum and the sourness of mulberry that build in the mouth all the way through an upturning finale that ended with a zesty assortment of slightly sweet fruit. It did have discernible acidity, but it was fresh and crisp with a unique fruity surge. This was probably the most refreshing Sake we have ever had and the silky fruit tastes were just irresistible.

Brewing Sake at the Amabuki Shuzo Company
Photo from Amabuki Shuzo Company.

Comments: Learn more about the Amabuki Shuzo Company and their Sake.

Alcohol Content: 16%

Closure: Uncovered Screw cap.

UPC Code: 7 68318 34310 2

Imported by: Mutual Trading Company; Los Angeles, California.