July 14th, 2010, 06:00 PM #11
I am an alkieholic, but know nothing about Sake. :(
Still, I am sure that Western Booze > Eastern Booze.
July 20th, 2010, 01:25 AM #12
Had Masumi Okuden out on Friday. Nicer than I remembered - especially for the price. Fruity and floral, yet fairly dry.
Just re-read my dissertation on page one, post #2. DAYAM. In retrospect, probably coulda pared it down to three sentences had I slept on it. I blame over-enthusiasm, tiredness that night, and my mother's side of the family.
September 17th, 2010, 02:25 AM #13
Enjoyed a bottle of Rihaku "Wandering Poet" over two nights this week. Been several years, and it was really good. Full flavored and crowd-pleasing style, light to medium body (15.2% alcohol), and a long and very clean finish. Easy to find, and $18 bucks at my local shop, for a junmai ginjo of this quality it's a great value.
The Japanese usually wouldn't heat a junmai ginjo, but something in teh flavor profile kept thinking it may be good this way too. Will try it next time.
September 18th, 2010, 01:49 PM #14
September 18th, 2010, 04:26 PM #15
Sake Question...How long is sake good for? Does it age well like other wines? I have a very old bottle of sake that I am not sure about.
September 21st, 2010, 03:43 AM #16
Open it the next chance you get. Sake ages badly and is meant to be drunk young and fresh. Hope it's not too late for you. I ruined a great bottle given as a gift by just "waiting" for a special enough occasion (about 3 years). Was stored in a wine cabinet, but when the moment finally came it was oxidized, over-matured and almost sherry-like. Yours might be drinkable, but consider another bottle on hand just in case.
Originally Posted by KingsFan19