Koshi no Kanbai "Cho Tokusen"

Ishimoto Brewery

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Koshi no Kanbai "Cho Tokusen"

Ishimoto Brewery

The top of the top. The best of the best. Often confessed by sake critics in Japan that its flavors are impossible to describe. This is at the pinnacle of Koshi no Kanbai's craftsmanship. Using premium grade Yamada-Nishiki polished down to 30%, Koshi no Kanbai ages this sake at 33.8°F for about two years to draw out its umami and depth to the limit. The result is a "dignified fragrance," "delicately flavored," "astonishingly subtle," "delicious flavor." (Call us the Zagat of the sake world.)
ML.
720
VOL.
ALC.
16%
VOL.

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

KOSHI NO KANBAI CHO TOKUSEN

Ginjo aromas are often described in terms of melon, banana, and apple, but the ginjo aromas of this daiginjo are a mix of all three with not one element standing out any more than another. This fusion is hard-to-describe but the result is a distinguished and refined aroma that leads to a rich flavor tinged with a blend of rice, vanilla beans, and subtle earthy elements that tie it all together.

TASTING NOTES


Rice Polishing Ratio

This sake is made from Yamada-Nishiki rice that has been polished to 30%.


HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

Enhances any food that you pair it with. Relax, and enjoy.

  

SERVING

Room temperature is extremely flattering to the lingering flavor profile, but it is also lovely chilled. Enjoy in a tulip wine glass.

Ishimoto Brewery is also known as Koshi no Kanbai, meaning Winter Plum of Koshino (an old name for the Niigata region). Named after the beautiful, hearty winter plum that is a frequent subject of art and poetry with its delicate flowers blooming in the cold of January and February on snow-laden branches, the tree is a symbol of both beauty and perseverance. Koshi no Kanbai has braved numerous dire eras such as rice shortages during the two wars in the Showa Period, but throughout, they made a point of never lowering their standards, always choosing quality over quantity.