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Asahi Shuzo Dassai '45' Junmai Daiginjo Sake - 300 ml

Product description

The '45' is graceful and elegant with rice polished to 45%.  This well-balanced sake offers a light sweetness and vibrant acidity.  Notes of ripe cantaloupe, fennel, and cotton candy lead to a palate of apricot, anise, and pear.  This is wrapped up by a dry, wistfully clean finish.  An extremely popular sake from the world famous Asahi Shuzo brewery!  

Wonderful pairings for the '45' include fatty tuna sashimi, mushroom risotto, and prosciutto ham.

91 Points - Decanter    Dassai 50 used to be the producer's most widely available Sake, and the Asahi Shuzo decided to push the polishing a bit further to 45 after a brand renewal in 2019. The aim, said the producer, was to provide better drinking experience with the 'most accessible' Dassai. It's leaner and milder in style than the more premium '23', although sharing a similar flavour profile of fresh pear, steamed rice, cinnamon and ripe melon on the nose, followed by a sweet, soft, slightly spiced palate, providing simple pleasure with a clean finish.

Origin:  Yamaguchi Prefecture  |   Rice:  Yamada-Nishiki   |   Rice Polished to:   45%   |   Alcohol:  16%