Otokoyama Naturally Pure Daiginjo

As the most refined and high-end version of Japanese sake, junmai daiginjo is made from at least 50% polished rice without any added alcohol. As such, it is a sake that can be described as a "grand cru" with a marked aromatic profile and a beautiful complexity. Otokoyama Naturally Pure Daiginjo is even more impressive with a rice polishing ratio of 38%. Fruity and delicate, it is generally a dry product that is best served chilled and makes a perfect accompaniment to the finest of dishes.

Classified in the alcoholic beverages category, Otokoyama Naturally Pure Daiginjo caught the attention of the Monde Selection jury with a set of qualities that led it to win the Grand Gold Quality Award once again this year.

Presented in a dark green opaque bottle that is further contained in an elegant cardboard box, this sake has a clear colour with a great degree of clarity.

On the nose, it expresses subtle fruity and floral notes of medium to moderate intensity.

In terms of its palate, one is immediately struck by a great roundness which expresses a fruity dimension together with a beautiful freshness linked with a small touch of acidity which is not at all disturbing.

Although the overall flavour of the sake cannot be described as overly intense, one is struck by its length on the palate, which extends well into the finish and continues expressing its floral character in an impressive aftertaste.

All of these qualities, in addition to the Grand Gold Quality Award mentioned above, led the tasters to nominate it as a potential winner of the Jury Prize.

"Each year, one product per category is awarded the Prize of the Jury as a token of excellence in know-how and quality. In order to qualify, the product must be unanimously selected as a “coup de cœur” by the jury members. The winner of the Prize of the Jury is then selected from a group of just 5 nominees, which makes this award an even greater honour for the recipient."

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