Fukucho "Moon on the Water" Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

SKU #996000 Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This rich, floral sake softens the sharpness of this ash-ripened, salty goat cheese from Vermont. It’s made in Hiroshima by one of the few female sake masters, or toji, in Japan. Inner quote mark

K&L Notes

Yamada Nishiki and Hatta Nishiki polished to 55%. The very soft water in this region results in a sake with an extremely floral nose and a soft, very fruity style. This is bottled without charcoal filtering, to allow more of the natural aromatics to make it into the bottle. And the flowers and fruits in the nose show you why they chose to do this. Made by one of the only female sake brewers in Japan.

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By: Austin Jenkins | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/20/2022 | Send Email
Fragrant, expressive, and deceptively fruity; what a fine sake this is! Only in the past two or so months have I found myself gravitating to this category of beverage, and well.. I'm happy that I am! This Junmai Ginjo is beautifully balanced; fragrant cherry blossom and floral perfume, fresh melon and banana mash, and a minor saline quality that just ever so slightly lingers on the palate... Umami! Glorious Umami! With a Nihonshu-do level of +3 this Sake fringes on the border between dry, and sweet. A great compromise for anyone looking for a fruit bomb, or a more complex expression... If you're someone looking for both.. This is the perfect bottle!

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/19/2022 | Send Email
Week two of sake Saturday! Another pretty one, just like last week. A nose of lychee and a hint of anise. Remember a cocktail called a Melon Ball? Well, the scents from this sake reminds me of that. On the palate, it is very clean and crisp with more melon, green banana, and the white Good & Plenty candies (vanilla and licorice). Yes, that's not a technical description but, that's what it reminds me of. Sake Saturday has now become my favorite day. Just as good as Champagne Friday!

By: Stephen Allison | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/20/2018 | Send Email
Moon on the Water will show Sake new-comers what Ginjo is all about! Aromas of honeydew melon, bubblegum, cotton candy, grape and sweet apple. Intoxicating aroma, but skillfully avoids "fruit-bomb" territory with hints of subtle spice and steamed white rice. On the palate, the sake is medium-dry with mild acidity and moderate savoriness. Bubblegum and grape flavors last well into the finish. And, unique to this sake, a texture of firm resiliency like a perfectly cooked grain of rice. It's almost chewy, but in a way that feels silky and elegant. Outstanding.

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