Murai Family Daiginjo Sake
Murai Family Daiginjo Sake at Third Base Market & Spirits
As one of the prestigious varieties in the world of sake, Daiginjo offerings occupy a special echelon that amalgamates rice mastery, water purity, and distillation craftsmanship. Within this elite category, the Murai Family Daiginjo Sake stands out for its grace, balance, and intricate flavor profile. Third Base Market & Spirits is proud to curate this exemplary sake, a tribute to generations of Japanese brewing artistry.
- Name: Murai Family Daiginjo Sake
- Type: Daiginjo Sake
- Age: Not applicable (sake does not typically age in the way that spirits or wines do)
- Region: Niigata Prefecture, Japan
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Approximately 15-16%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, Murai Family Daiginjo Sake appears brilliantly clear, akin to liquid crystal. Its translucence is a testament to its meticulous filtration process, underscoring its Daiginjo classification.
The aromatic profile of this sake is a finely tuned symphony of scents. There's a harmonious blend of subtle fruit notes — think pear and lychee — interwoven with the elusive aroma of cherry blossoms and a slight undertone of anise. There’s also a whisper of rice-driven sweetness, a gentle nod to its primary ingredient.
Upon tasting, the Murai Family Daiginjo Sake unfolds in complex layers. Initially, you are met with delicate fruit flavors that are neither cloyingly sweet nor overbearing. As the sip progresses, an undertone of umami begins to reveal itself, adding depth and complexity. A faint echo of mineral elements, likely from the pristine waters of Niigata Prefecture, round out the experience.
The finish is long, smooth, and somewhat ethereal. It leaves a clean yet flavorful resonance on the palate, devoid of any harshness. This is a sake that invites contemplation, each sip offering a chance to discern another subtlety or nuance.
With a medium body and velvety texture, this Daiginjo sake glides effortlessly across the palate. Its moderate alcohol content allows the intricate flavors to shine without being overshadowed by heat.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Murai Family Daiginjo Sake is a particularly distinguished addition to our curated selection. Given its Daiginjo classification, which mandates a minimum of 50% rice milling, this sake showcases the sheer dedication and labor that goes into its creation. It is an impeccable option for both sake connoisseurs and those new to the world of premium Japanese rice wines.
With its limited production and high demand, this sake is both a collector’s item and an extraordinary gift. It serves as an elegant and refined beverage for special occasions or as an enlightening introduction to what high-quality sake can offer.
As part of our ongoing effort to bring exceptional and diverse alcoholic beverages to our patrons, Third Base Market & Spirits views the Murai Family Daiginjo Sake as a luminous example of what meticulous craftsmanship and centuries-old brewing techniques can achieve. A bottle of this exceptional sake offers more than just a drink; it offers an elevated, sensory journey into the heart of traditional Japanese culture.