Sake with Seafood
Ishimoto Brewery Yaegaki Brewery
ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
YAEGAKI DAIGINJO MU BLACK LABEL
Pale honey tint, lots of umami aromas that include Chinese five-spice, pickled plum, and rice. Long, complex smooth finish of lime-spritzed honeydew melon and white tea.
KOSHI NO KANBAI "TOKUSEN"
Dynamic nose with steamed rice, white peach, muscat grapes, melon, pear, rose petal, green apple, grapefruit, mineral, watercress, cypress. Soft and smooth texture, flavors of peach and watercress and elements of cooked pear and grapefruit; however, the second half of the palate expands into a sophisticated, rice-laden fullness, with a disappearing "phantom finish" end. Is this what ghosting feels like in the sake world? If so, hit me one more time.
HOW TO ENJOY
Yaegaki Daiginjo Mu Black Label - By itself or together with meals with lighter flavor such as seafood and salad.
Koshi no Kanbai "Tokusen" - Pairs with virtually any Japanese dishes. Also try it with grilled chicken, scallop, somen noodles, truffle fries, chives dumplings, and even soup dumplings.
Yaegaki Daiginjo Mu Black Label - Best served chilled in a wine glass.
Koshi no Kanbai "Tokusen" - Often enjoyed at 55-77°F, but enjoy the great delicacy and finesse highlighted when warmed.