Setting Sun Sake

Doi Shuzo

Sword of the Sun Sake

Andrew Holod
8.9

Back label claims Yamaha Nishiki and Haenuki rice but no percentages. 15.5% 7.21 ship date

Nose sweet bell pepper, sesame seed, some aszuki bean-like sweetness.
Palate candied, firey.
Finish brothy/savory, melon rind, rustic, alcoholo well balanced/mild, a hint of cedar oil.
— 4 months ago

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Clos de Lunès

Lune d'Argent White Bordeaux Blend 2018

Normally I would never describe a white wine as being chewy, but this wine is chewy. It’s got some lovely velvety tannins from the Semillon. And the Sauvignon Blanc give it sparkle. Meyer lemon and limes on the nose. Vanilla and hint of brown sugar on the front. The medium tannic structure adds an understated solidity to this wine. Grapefruit high notes on the top of the palate and on the finish, with a return of the vanilla as I swallow. This is the setting sun in the glass that Emily Dickinson wrote about. — a year ago

David, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Vino dell'Amicizia

Veneto Pinot Noir 2019

Now this is delicious! I love the color and amount of fruit on the palate. Another great Italian wine! Enjoying this wine on the front porch while the sun is setting here in central Florida. Cheers! — 2 years ago

Jody, Tom and 22 others liked this
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Sharon B ah, what a beautiful backdrop to what sounds like a delish vino! Cheers!
Trixie

Trixie

The sunset 🌇 is gorgeous! Cheers!🍷

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2019

Ate some mush with friends and smashed this on a beach in Kauai as the sun was setting, the rating reflects the experience. — 10 months ago

Dylan, Senator and 1 other liked this
Senator Tommelier

Senator Tommelier

Belle Glos is the shiznit

Tenuta Di Castellaro

Nero Ossidiana Red Blend 2011

The Tenuta di Castellaro - Nero Ossidiana originates from a very beautiful spot in the world - the island of Lipari, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, near Sicily. This is a warm wine, full of red fruits, cherry, cassis, blackberry and some spice. Made of a blend of 60% Corinto, 25% Nero D’Avola, and 15% local grapes. It is very smooth and velvety, with a long after taste, as the slowly setting sun leaving a purple orange shine over the gentle waves. — a year ago

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Domaine Antoine Jobard

En La Barre Meursault Chardonnay 2009

This is sublime Meursault. The 2009 is a beautiful golden colour with a text book nose, crisp attack on first taste resolving into a mellow mid-palate which goes on for ages before fading gently like the setting sun. This would be my house white in an ideal world. — 2 years ago

Jász Laci

Setting Sun

Orange October wine three 🍊🍊🍊🍊 — 9 months ago

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Toko

Jun-ryu Ginjo Sake

Rising sun JUNMAI GINGO great with salty - — a year ago

Dassai Sake Brewery

Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Yamaguchi Sake

Alder Yarrow
9.5

Many years ago I decided that unlike wine which can so clearly evoke place, sake tasting notes were much more evocative of time - specifically a moment in time and all the atmosphere that comes with it. To wit: one of my favorite sakes this Dassai “23” reminds me of that moment when the year’s first snowfall has completely melted in the next day’s sun. Wonderfully silky notes of rainwater, malted milk, white flowers and cooked taro root linger beautifully with a great purity. The 23 here refers to the fact that the rice has been polished to 23% of its former mass, far in excess of the 50% required by its Daiginjo designation. This is a lot harder than it sounds, and quite a feat when it comes to sake. Sake seduction to be sure. — a year ago

Jason, Dan and 5 others liked this

Il Marroneto

Madonna delle Grazie Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2008

Among the best Brunello I’ve tasted (and the setting in Tuscany didn’t hurt!) Old saddle leather soaked in red cherry compote and left in the dusty sun to dry. Fantastic. Old skool BdM. — 3 years ago

Bob, P and 26 others liked this
P A

P A

@LM Segal LM Cheers 🍷🇮🇪