Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sho Chiku Bai Premium Ginjo Sake

From time to time, I get in the mood for some sake.  In general, it has a dry, apple/pear flavor to it.  I think that the quality is in the aftertaste, or I should say, the lack of an aftertaste.

Web Stuff:  Ginjo is a special reserve connoisseur class of sake. Most sakes are brewed with rice that has been milled 30%. For our Ginjo we use rice that is polished over 50%. Additionally, we use a special strain of yeast that allows for fermentation at a cooler temperature. The result of the slower, longer process is a silky-smooth, rich and fruity flavor.  This one is really nice.

Type: Junmai Ginjo / Premium
Character: Delicate, dry and silky smooth
Dry/Sweet: +5 (dry)
Texture: Soft and smooth
Aroma: Strong ginjo aroma Translation, it smells like good sake
Serving: Chilled
Pairing food: Perfect by itself or with lightly seasoned foods
Alcohol: 15%
Size: 300ML

Cost: $7.99
Grade: B+
Cost Adjusted Grade: B+

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