Takara Sake USA
Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild
Takara Sake USA Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild (15.0% alcohol by volume) is Kosher certified, has no sulfites and is gluten free. Nigori Sakes are the Hefeweizens of the Sake world - unfiltered, hazy and full flavored. You shake the bottle before each pour. Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild smells like a rice pudding laced with fruit, melon, berry, cucumber, and light floral. It also has a light earthiness. The aroma is medium low. It looks like the kind of powdered milk people take backpacking with a slight yellowish brown tint. It has moderately high sweetness and a thin milky texture that is not quite grainy. The flavors include rice pudding, fruit, melon, berry, and a hint of banana and have a medium plus complexity. The acidity is just below medium. The alcohol is clean and smooth and softened by the medium high intensity of the flavors. The finish has a medium plus length. Pair this sake with grilled, salty or spicy foods. Try it for breakfast with waffles. I rate it 78.