Kikuhime Junmai Yamahai

Kikuhime Junmai Yamahai

Prefecture Ishikawa
Brewery Kikuhime Brewery
Seimaibuai 60%
SMV +2.0
Classification Junmai, Yamahai
Acidity 2.0
Urban Sake Tasting Note:

Lots of umami and funky flavors in this dry sake. I found hints of taru on the nose. This one is for adventure seekers!

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Tasting Notes

  1. LaMonte Heflick

    :

    When I asked Rick Smith at Sakaya in New York if he could send me a bottle if Kikuhime junmai yamahai, he said, “Yes, but only in 1.8 l bottles.” Not problem, friends. Once you’ve tried this yamahai of yamahais you’ll want it around in big bottles. “Umami (rich) and funky flavors,” is how sake guru Timothy Sullivan describes it. Rick Smith, my sake sensei, texted me, “I want to be embalmed with this (Kikuhime) when I die.” Just how good is it? Hears a story for you. On the last day of Gauntner’s Level 1 Sake Course in Texas in August 2013, while sipping Kikuhime and walking just outside the lobby at Las Colinas with my nephew and his wife (from Austin), I ran into 先生 John Gauntner. I paused to introduce everyone and mentioned that John’s wife Mayu had given me an isshobin 1.8 l bottle) of Kikuhime. To my surprise John reached out, lifted the glass of Kikuhime from my hand and took a swig. When the World’s Greatest Sake Sensei does that you KNOW it’s good stuff. Not on the web page but available from Rick and Hiroka at Sakayanyc.com. Kanpai. 乾杯 Empty your cup, my friend.
    LaMonte Heflick, ASP Sake Education Council Feb 2014.

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Product Description

Lots of umami and funky flavors in this dry sake. I found hints of taru on the nose. This one is for adventure seekers!

Additional Information

Acidity

2.0

Brewery

Kikuhime Brewery

Classification

Junmai, Yamahai

Prefecture

Ishikawa

Seimaibuai

60%

SMV

+2.0

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