The Sydney Saké Society was very pleased to have the opportunity to offer the highly acclaimed and very-hard-to-get Kuheiji 2016 Eau du Desir Junmai Ginjo from the Banjo saké brewery in Nagoya,
the capital city of Aichi Prefecture in central Japan. With limited production & limited distribution, they no longer import their saké to Australia and customers in Japan are often
limited to one or two bottles per purchase. Kuheiji is also renowned as the first saké to feature in Paris' famous Michelin three-star restaurants, Guy Savoy & Pierre Gagnaire.
The Sydney Saké Society, with the generous assistance of the City of Nagoya, was able to do the impossible and secure three 1.8L isshobin bottles for last week’s event and one of our guests, Akira-san, whose wife actually comes from Nagoya, was the lucky & very happy winner of this super premium saké, generously donated by our major sponsor, Hassett Lee & Co Lawyers.
This crisp and refreshing saké features a succulent bouquet of grapefruit, wood and white flowers. It has a refined honey-like sweetness soon followed by a subtle acidity, which fills the mouth, with hints of minerality.
Rice variety: Yamadanishiki
Polished to leave: 50%
Alcohol content: 16.0%
Vintage: 2016 (Kuheiji is the only brewery with vintage declarations on all products; the vintage indicates the year the rice was harvested)