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DASSAI 23 Junmai Dai-ginjo
Sake Junmai, Japan / Honshu - Yamaguchi, 72cl, Ref: 1727
As the Asahi Shuzo house’s high-end vintage, this dai-ginjo sake embodies the pinnacle of elegant, refined Japanese creation. The fruit of cutting-edge technology and respect for tradition, this is one of the most famous sakes on the market.
Not content with limiting themselves to the production of ginjo sake, the Asahi Shuzo brewery only produces sake in the dai-ginjo category under the Dassaï brand. Not only equipped with precision technology capable of producing some of the most refined sake in Japan, it is also run in a spirit of responsibility to the rice growers, with the aim of preserving extremely traditional methods. Asahi Shuzo is currently one of the most influential sake producers.
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AwardsGold Medal, International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2013 Junmai Daiginjo Trophy, International Wine Challenge 2013
- Appearance : very pale yellow.
- Nose : outstanding finesse. In a similar fashion to a great white Sancerre from the most spectacular terroirs of Chavignol, it displays phenomenal minerality (limestone, slate). It develops notes of ripe grape, exotic fruits (pineapple, banana) and refined herbaceous notes (vine flowers, hay). Crystal-clear, it embodies youth.
- Palate : refined, complex. Its opening is utterly vivacious (freshly squeezed lemon juice, Williams pear). Heady and expressive, it is particularly fruity (melon, Golden Delicious apples) and spiced (nutmeg, coriander). It gradually takes on a floral aspect (iris, lily).
- Overall : long, fresh. Slightly medicinal (balm), it also has a balsamic (pine, cedar) and earthy (moss, mushroom) character. It shows great maturity. The retro-olfaction is characterised by notes of apricot and nectarine. Yet again, the empty glass perceptibly refers back to the Monts Damnés (in the Sancerre region).
- The brand
Produced in the Asahi Shuzo brewery, Dassaï is on the verge of becoming a brand with worldwide acclaim. Within this brewery hides the latest cutting-edge production equipment, capable of polishing each grain of rice to 23% of its original weight, allowing it to exclusively produce a premium-classed sake: dai-ginjo. Not only equipped with precision technology capable of producing some of the most refined sake in Japan, it is also run in the spirit of respect and responsibility, with the aim of preserving extremely traditional methods. Asaha Shuzo is currently one of the most influential sake producers.