Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ichishima Shuzo Sake

Ichishima Shuzo Sake

Ichishima Shuzo Sake, Niigata Prefecture

I don't drink quite enough sake - you see, I harbour this deep animosity for the Japanese. Nothing personal - I have family who've lived in Tokyo for 3 generations, but there's something about those cruel, calculating Japs that is despicable. Oops.

Drunk with hotpot, this is a wonderful sake. If I'm reading the Japanese correctly, this is a junmai shu, but who knows. Fragrant, floral, with the lovely aroma of sweet rice. Just wonderful, elegant on the palate, with a slightly oxidized character on the finish. Delicious, pure, and a very fine sake.

DF

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