KyotoLefty (8918) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 Bottle from Isetan Kyoto. Deep honey golden, flat, somewhat oily. Nice umami-filled nose, with citrus, rice, plum wine, and a generally nice, aged fruitiness. Tangy, alcoholic flavor, with cherry, plum, sweet orange, lots of umami. Not as sweet as almost all aged sakes I have had in the past. Nice rice character, and good fruitiness, with a peppery, slightly alcoholic finish. Very nice, with full, smooth, oily body. Very enjoyable and refined.