Saturday, February 21, 2009

**** $$ Yonetsuru Kappa Sake, Yamagata, Japan - Review and Rating

Review: Yonetsuru Kappa Sake from Yamagata, Japan is made with 40 percent of the rice polished away, causing it to be designated a "special junmai" or "tokubetsu junmai". More rice polished away typically yields a cleaner, lighter, less-earthy sake, at a higher cost.

The Yonetsuru Kappa shows an aroma of light, green grass, with suggestions of sweetness and creaminess. On the palate, it is full and rich, even though mildly acidic. In effect, it shows a nice balance between its elements. There is a touch of sweetness in its easy finish.

This sake yields four stars out of five on the Spirit of Wine scale, as I would stay exclusively with this for an evening. Outstanding value in a sake.

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