Tozai Snow Maiden Junmai Nigori Sake 300ml Rated 91BTI
$54.99 $53.99 price per bottle
Beverage Testing Institute Review
Bright opaque cream white color. Earthy singed anise, horse mane, and banana-coconut custard aromas follow through on a bristling, lively entry to a fruity medium-to-full body with honey baked apple, Asian pear skin, and praline notes. Finishes with a crisp, delicately fruity and spicy, balsa accented fade. A nicely styled after dinner sipper; pair with bonbons and petit fours.
This is 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, and this may be the ultimate food-friendly nigori.
Alcohol: 14. 9%