Unpasteurised saké, made with a special yeast strain called Cel-24, which reputably brings out a lot of fruity aromas as clearly seen here. Straight out of the bottle, it smelled like sesame oil, yeast and ripe bananas, which developed nicely into estery, exotic fruit aromas with air. Clean and treacly-sweet on the palate, with oodles of exotic fruit flavours - think bananas again, passion fruit, and mangoes. Finishes warm and sweet. Doesn’t quite excel on the drinkability front, yet I was compelled to have about two glasses before I was spent. I felt there was a level of juiciness in the saké despite how rich, ripe, and round it was (kind of like a botrytised Riesling). An excellent end cap to dinner, courtesy of M at C12! — 21 days ago
Excellent mixer with Japanese whiskey — 4 months ago
Tatsuriki from Honda Shoten in Hyogo, Japan. Junmai Ginjo.
100 % Yamada Nishiki rice.
White peach, spring flowers and ume (green plums) on the nose.
Sweet honey dew melon, orange blossom, kumquat, lychee and a creaminess that lasts forever.
There is an elegance to this Nihon shu.
We had fresh caught local Spot Prawns sashimi and local diver caught octopus grilled.
— a day ago
Sweet at firs then finish real clean.
Sweet sake but not overly. Not floral. — 3 days ago
Sweet peas and lemon. Excellent. — 8 days ago
Transparently light and subtle with a surprising hint of lavender. This sake paired exceptionally well with garlic salmon sashimi. — a day ago
Fantastic complex and smooth. At An sushi — 8 days ago
A bit of honey, smooth and buttery. — 15 days ago