Mantensai "Star Filled Sky" Junmai Ginjo Sake
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Very pale yellow. Assertive aromas of citrus fruits and smoke, with a subtle saline element. Fairly rich and voluminous but with an airy texture. A very suave, mouthfilling example with a lightly sweet impression and very good breadth. 2007
Yamada Nishiki & Tamakasae polished to 50%. From the Totturi Prefecture, one of the least populated in Japan. The clean air and cold winters are conducive to good sake brewing. It shows a nose of honey, and an almost Riesling-like aroma. Soft on the palate, with a nice clean finish and good richness, with a hint of sweetness.