IslandHaole (1245) - Misawa, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cleaning out my fridge and what do I find? This little gem that I picked up in Gifu Prefecture on my last trip through mainland Japan before I moved here to Okinawa. As Jordan said, an off yellow, like a mild Jasmin Tea. Light alcohol and the buttery quality he described. Slick feel, thick & chewy, I want to use a spoon! Very rich and creamy, peach yogurt comes to mind. This makes me realize how much I’ve missed drinking good sake.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
300mL Bottle: Pours a light yellow color as you can tell from the picture. Some people say clear is the way to go, and clear is pretty, but some good color shows that the sake wasn’t filtered heavily (physical or chemical). Some spotty legs and light creamy swirls. The nose is full of floral buttery nama with some light melon and pancake. The flavor is sweet, balanced, light alcohol, lots of umami and sweet maple banana notes. Mmmmm, nama. A light alcohol pinch in the tail with a more creamy mouthfeel. Finishes balanced, brief tail. Surprising for the low seimaibuai on this sake. Thanks Dan!