The nose is led by steamed rice, fresh red plums, and suggestions of roasted peanuts. Bright and lean in the mouth, unlike many Nigori, and the impact is chewy with sweet rice flavors intermingling with the nutty and slightly fruity characteristics of the sake.
Made by Rihaku Shuzo, Shimane Prefecture. Nigori sake is made so that some of the rice lees remain in the bottle after pressing. Most nigori is sweet and creamy, and thick with the unfermented rice solids. Rihaku Nigori is a bit less chunky, but more fruity and complex than most nigori sake. Slight prune tones, and a slight taste of nuts.
|Seimaibuai: 58% (42% of rice grain polished away) Rice: Gohyakumangoku Yeast: #9 Nihonshu-do: 3 Alcohol: 15.5% Acidity: 1.6|