N.V. Nanbu Bijin Sake Southern Beauty Junmai Ginjo 720 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Iwate Prefecture
Country: Japan
Wine Advocate: 89
Vinous Media: 89
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 16.0%
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"This medium dry Nanbu Bijin NV Junmai Ginjo is floral and fruity, with a subtle note of steamed rice. It is well-balanced, with a spicy finish. Rice: Ginginga. Alcohol:15-16%. " (WA)

"Very pale yellow. High-pitched, rather Chablis-like aromas of lime, pear, fennel and minerals. Suave and understated, in a lighter style and very easy to drink. A rather sexy commercial-style sake with a touch of sweetness and a smooth texture and finish. I found myself wishing for a bit more flavor. On the other hand, if I could find a sake like this at my local Japanese restaurants, I'd be very happy. Made from water purified naturally as it runs through mountain rock." (VM)

Winery Notes:
The explosive nose of this medium-bodied sake exhibits a slight wood spice and floral aromas that quickly move towards apple compote and lively citrus notes akin to lime rind. From green fruit flavors upfront to a creamy mid-palate with some super ripe cantaloupe and honeydew, the mild acidity allows the minerality to exert itself on the finish.