N.V. Tentaka Kuni Sake Hawk in the Heavens Junmai 720 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Tochigi Prefecture
Country: Japan
Vinous Media: 87
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.6%
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"Pale, yellow-tinged color. Smoky aromas of pumpkin and squash, with hints of grilled bread, fennel and menthol. Gives a subtly sweet impression but retains good freshness. Not particularly rich, but the melting finish is clean and persistent. Made from a spring that has been famous for more than 400 years." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Brewed with water from the area's natural underground springs which goes through triple filtration to remove any unwanted natural debris. Locally adored, Tentaka Kuni only releases 20% of its brew out of Tochigi prefecture.

Tasting Notes/Food Pairing:
With slightly yeasty notes and roasted walnut aromas, this well rounded sake has a rich mouthfeel. Dry and crisp, the flavors are dominated by mixed nuts, fresh cut green grass and other earthier flavors. Medium-bodied, the finish is lengthy and dry; a perfect food companion.