Mild fruity aroma with delicate notes of over-ripe cantaloupe, honeydew and honeysuckle. Round and smooth on the palate, with a medium, creamy body. Finishes long and smooth, with a hint of pear.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 85 points - A fragrant, fruity nose of lychee and Asian pear gives way to sweetly caramelized flavors of baked apple, custard and a hint of brioche. An unctuous, voluptuous sake. (May 2012)
A combination of fresh spring water, Yamada Nishiki rice (known as the ‘king of sake rice’), Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 50%, and the skill of the sake master, result in this classic example of a Fushimi style Junmai Daiginjo… Horin has a delicately fruity nose, its subtle flavors are well-balanced, and it is exceptionally smooth with a long clean finish.
|Alc./Volume: 16.6% (720ml) 15.5% (300ml)
Class: Junmai Daiginjo
Sake Meter Value: +2
Sulfite and gluten free
|Pairing Notes: Horin’s delicate aromatics complement lightly seasoned appetizers, salads, lobster and mild fish dishes, glazed pork, fresh fruit and lighter style fare.
Serving Suggestions: Horin is an ultra-premium sake and is best enjoyed chilled.