Dassai 23 1.8L
Size: 1.8 L
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 23%
Brewery Location: Yamaguchi Prefecture
Food Pairings: Seafood dishes. Dishes with root vegetables. Creamy Dishes.
Tasting Notes: This Junmai Daiginjo was born from a single challenge - polishing Yamada Nishiki to the limit of limits - 23% remaining of the original rice grain. The nose presents an irresistibly elegant flowery bouquet with a soft, delicate, honey-like sweetness, and the flavor blooms exquisitely in your mouth. The long finish is a gentle waterfall of flavor that hits the center of your palate and dissipates into bliss-like mists, begging for another sip.
Awards: International Wine Challenge 2013 Trophy (DASSAI 23)
International Sake Challenge 2013 Best Junmai Daiginjo (DASSAI 23)
International Sake Challenge 2012 Best Junmai Daiginjo (DASSAI 23)
Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012 Best of class sake (DASSAI 23)
Brewery: Asahishuzo Co., LTD (founded: 1948)
Rather than sake that will get someone drunk, or sake that will sell the most, Asahishuzo's aim is to create sake for tasting - to brew sake that is truly delicious and enjoyable for all. Their brand Dassai is the personification of this philosophy. We must note, however, that they have no intention of brewing elusive phantom sake that doesn't sell. Quite the opposite, their hard work and convictions have made Dassai one of the most popular and universally relatable sake in the world.