Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 300 ML, 720 ML
Country: Japan
Region: Hokkaido
Wine type: Sake
Varietals: Rice
Notes: This sake is drip-pressed (shizuku), a rarity by itself, and it is the only sake in the world drip-pressed in an ice igloo which is rebuilt every year outside the main brewery building in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Spice, minerality, and banana skin dominate the aroma profile of this shizuku- pressed sake. Medium-bodied with a clean impact, the flavors run the gamut of a well-crafted Junmai-Daiginjo- melons, herbs, vanilla essence and concentrated mineral flavors that keep the sake focused well into its long, ethereal finish. Truly one of the 'Rolls-Royces' of sake.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 94