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Shotoku Shuzo Karaku Kimoto Tokubetsu Junmai Sake, 720 ml

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5 / 5

11 review

A viscous and full-bodied junmai sake, made to enrich meals further.

Made using the traditional 'Kimoto Zukuri' method to create a strong natural yeast from the mashing of koji, steamed rice and mineral water at low temperatures, this Karaku Kimoto tokubetsu junmai sake is profound with rich, unraveling flavours that stay refreshingly light and dry enough to enjoy with all kinds of food and drink. Brewed carefully with 100% cultivated rice from Kyoto as well as the famous spring water of Fushimi region, this sake draws out its natural acidity and bitterness to hit you full and fast with complex notes of sour grapes and pears soothed with a delicate sweetness. With a surprisingly refreshing palate despite its full-bodied character, Karaku Kimoto allows its bold taste to mingle wonderfully with richly-flavoured food and drinks, balancing itself with different flavours perfectly before delivering its irresistibly enjoyable dry finish.  Best enjoyed warmed or at room temperature.

ITEM ID: #15189


Sake is Japan’s most well-known alcohol. It is brewed using special sake rice, koji (an edible rice mould that serves as the fermenting agent), and sometimes a little brewer's alcohol. A sake's characteristics, including how sweet or dry it is, how light or full bodied it is, and what flavours it evokes, depend on the type of rice and other ingredients used, how much the rice is polished/milled, and what brewing methods have been employed. To explore the wide and varied world of sake, take a look at japancentre.com's extensive Sake selection.

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Item Detail


• Alcohol Content: 16%


1 review
An interesting characterful sake from Kyoto. Has both roundness and depth and goes well with many ** dishes. Travels well and best to drink cold.