Tatenokawa “Dakuryu” Junmai Daiginjo Nigori (Nama-zake)

Tatenokawa “Dakuryu” Junmai Daiginjo Nigori Nama-zake, the seasonal premium sake you should know it, taste it. Read this summary to discover more about this wonderful rice wine.

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Dassai 39

Tasting summary for August 4, 2017

Brewery: Asahishuzo Co., Ltd. www.asahishuzo.ne.jp
Address : 2167-4, Shutomachi Osogoe, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi, 742-0422, Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol : 16%
Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
Polishing Ratio : 39%
SMV : Not disclosed
Acidity : Not disclosed
Features : Superb fruity fragrance. Balanced with lychee, peach and honey flavours. Mixed fruity flavours stronger than that in Dassai 50. A mild acidity. Fruity-yet-dry. Very smooth, well-balanced and easy to drink. Long after taste and refreshing. Best served chilled. Not necessary to pair with food. If you really want to pair it, best companions are dried fruit, sushi and sashimi. It doesn’t go very well with savoury foods such as potato chips, salty shrimp chips. In terms of cost-performance ratio, Dassai 39 is the highest among other Dassai products.
Price@LCBO: CAN$34.60 (300ml)

Tasting Notes : The Dassai Magic

 

 

The Dassai Magic

Dassai 39 has the magic power to twist people’s taste! Even the wine lovers are enticed to fall in love with it!

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Prodigality

Being a prodigal girl for one day when I saw Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo on the shelves of the LCBO stores.

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Kokushi Musou

Tasting summary for July 23, 2017

Brewery: Takasago Shuzo www.takasagoshuzo.com
Address : 17 Miyashita-dori, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido, 070-0030, Japan
Category: Daiginjo
Alcohol : 15% – 16%
Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
Polishing Ratio : 40%
SMV : +4.0
Acidity : 1.1
Features : This sake is dry and light-bodied with mellow aroma and rice-forward flavour.   Its aftertaste is crisp and refreshing.   The brewery makes use of Hokkaido’s cold winter conditions to produce sake in the ice dome. Daiginjo sake of this brand undergoes the filtration process that the traditional Drip Separation method is applied. Since the traditional method allows the most precise separation of filtration fractions, high quality sake with fine textures can be produced. Kokushi Musou Daiginjo sake makes good companion for sashimi and sushi.   It can pair with cooked fish too, as the sake reduces the intensity of saltiness and brings out the umami flavour of the food. This sake can be served chilled and warm. If you want to drink it warm, 50C is the best temperature; and it will be a good companion to grilled fish.
Price@LCBO: Not available at the LCBO stores

Tasting Notes : A Men’s Sake

 

 

A Men’s Sake

They like Kokushi Musou Daiginjo. It’s a sake for men! Best to pair with Sushi & Sashimi 🍣🍶 We are glad to taste a sake not available at the LCBO.

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DASSAI 50

Tasting summary for July 2, 2017

Brewery: Asahi Shuzo Co. Ltd. www.asahishuzo.ne.jp
Address : 2167-4, Shutomachi Osogoe, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi, 742-0422, Japan
Category: Junmai-Daiginjo
Alcohol : 16%
Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
Polishing Ratio : 50%
SMV : +3
Acidity : 1.5
Features : Lowest grade in the Dassai series. It has fruity aroma, sweet and silky taste with refreshing and long finish.
Price@LCBO: CAN$25.50 for 300ml

Tasting Notes : Yellow Rubber Duck