Juyondai Honmaru Kakushin / 十四代 本丸 角新
Brewery: Takagi Shuzo
Rice: 100% Gohyakumangoku
Polish Rate: 55%
Food Pairing: Broad range of foods of both Asian and European cuisines.
The “Kakushin” (角新) series is naturally popular as it is many people’s first exposure with Juyondai. The “Kakushin” refers to the
limited sakes that are released in the Winter season every year. With its freshness and natural micro bubbles, Kakushin series offer robust fruity and floral aroma. it is a fine sake that surpasses the general realm.
The Tokubetsu Honjozo is one of the signature sake from Juyondai, and one best to familiarize yourself with their rich and velvety style. Using Gohyakumangoku rice polished to 55%, this sake has copious amount of umami feel with a pleasing off-dry finish that pairs extremely well with a broad range of food.
Since this sake has not undergone sterilization process, it can retain the original aroma; the taste is fresh and sweet, round and full, end rhyme is a little pungent, and the overall feeling is very balanced.