Tozai Snow Maiden Nigori Sake 0
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Tozai Snow Maiden Nigori Sake
Category: Junmai
Region: Japan
Producer: Tozai
Alcohol: 14.9%
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Quality Grade: Junmai Nigori
Seimaibuai: 70% (30% of rice grain polished away)
Rice: Gohyakumangoku & Gin-Ohmi

Tasting Notes: This is a fairly thick and chewy "nigorizake" (cloudy sake), but it is still surprisingly dry. The aromas are bright and fresh and they show a lovely ricey and fruity combination. In the mouth, this sake has solid weight and gives the same flavors of fresh fruit and creamy fresh rice that your nose told you about. The finish has a pleasant astringency and is nicely mellow, beckoning you for another mouthful. You will rarely taste a classier nigori at this price. This maybe the ultimate food-friendly nigori.

International Wine Cellar

Heavy milky-white. Nutty, creamy nose. Rich, chewy and lush, with soft saline and banana flavors and an attractive hint of fruity sweetness. Not complex, but this mellow, easy-to-drink saké is not short of acidity.

Score: 88. —Stephen Tanzer,

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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