Azuma Rikishi (720 ml) Junmai Ginjyo, Tochigi Prefecture
Item Number: 10877
Sub Region: Tochigi Prefecture
Grape(s): 100% Gohyakumangoku Rice
Type: Sake - Sake
Bottle Size: 720 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Azuma Rikishi Junmai Ginjyo is brewed from Gohyakumangoku sake rice. It is a cave-aged sake that is charcoal filtered only once prior to bottling to produce a mellow, moderately fruit-forward, and exquisitely refined body. It has a subdued brightness, a mildly fruit-forward moderate body with a sharper finish.
Tasting Notes: The nose offers an ideal balance of fruit and grain/rice with hints of red apple skins and river stones. The palate confirms the nose delivering a silky fruit-driven core with delicate mineral and hints of yeast. This is ideally balanced with great length.
Rice Variety: Gohyakumangoku
Sake Meter Value: 0.0
Sake Age: Blend is a mix between 1-4 years
English Name: Eastern Sumo Wrestler
Featured in Forbes.com "17 Bottles to Try Right Now" (11/30/2016)
"Why drink this one? Well besides being a great sake it is aged in 800-meter-deep cave that was formerly a highly-classified tank building facility! Established in 1849. Azuma Rishiki is a mellow, medium-bodied sake with soft notes of peach, pear, and apple while melon follows on the palate with a brisk finish. The cool temps underground keep this sake soft and moderate. Not like a tank at all. Pair with Pont L’eveque cheese, sashimi salads, and oysters.”