Iwanoi Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo Genshu

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☆Acquired 95 Parker points

☆Won the London Liquor Challenge 2019 Gold Award Iwanoi Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo Genshu Sake (720ml) It is a junmai daiginjo brewed with Yamahaimoto, a traditional brewing technique. The rice is Yamada Nishiki (produced in Hyogo Prefecture). It is a raw sake with a gentle aroma and beautiful umami.

Below is an excerpt from the article “SAKETIMES” In 2016, Iwase Shuzo’s “Iwanoi Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo” received a high rating of 95 points in the sake category of Parker Point, a global index of wine.

“Parker Point” is an index devised by global wine critic Robert Parker, and this year, Martin Hao of the American wine evaluation magazine

“Wine Advocate” sold 800 sake on the market all over Japan. I tasted it. Only 3 items have won 95 points or more, one of which is “Iwanoi Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo”.

When it comes to daiginjo, there may be an image that the aroma is fruity and refreshing, but this sake is completely different. The aroma is only derived from rice, and it has a taste, so to speak, “Ajidaigin”. On top of that, I’m aiming for sharp dryness.”

Tasting Notes

Sharp dryness, pure rice expression. 

Tasting Strategy

It goes well with Japanese Spiny Lobster sashimi and you can feel the sweetness more.