IWA 5 blended sake by former Dom Perignon cellar master Richard Geoffroy. Through precise orchestration, five classes of elements sing in unison to create IWA 5. The rice class, for instance, comprises three varieties: Yamada Nishiki, Omachi, Gohyakumangoku. In the yeast class, five strains are brought together. Also brought into play are the origin of the rice, the yeast propagation method (moto) and the regimes of fermentation. The blend is the controlled interplay of these many instruments to define a world of possibilities and select the few ones worth pursuing and refining into euphony. It’s all there. In its right place. At the right moment. Great presence, from the first glance down to the very last sip, through the seamless flow of a wide spectrum of characters. Perfectly balanced, weightless yet profound, intense and persistent. Brewed by SHIRAIWA
Using a proprietary technique, the Master Brewer triples the amount of Koji creating a sake rich with umami and nutty flavors while achieving an exquisite acid balance.
Product details This bottle of Kubota Sake-White Snow Peak is seasonally limited. It is made by using Yamahai technique, with natural yeast starter. It has a unique harmonious and rich flavor, which makes it a perfect match for outdoor food. The serving temperature can be adjusted according to the season, or personal preference. When chilled, it will produce a sharp and sour aftertaste; when served warm, it has a unique and mild aroma.
This perennial gold medal-winning Daiginjo has clean and fresh aromas, with notes of anise. Peppery on the palate with juicy ripe melon and good acidity and length. Pure, clean perfumes of rich melon, pear, cotton candy with slight green notes. Luscious and full on the palate with a velvety texture. The elegant flavors progressively spread, culminating in an explosion of fruit with a mineral finish. Deep, elegant, and complex.
TASTING NOTES A medley of apple, banana, and melon lead the aromas and carry through on the palate. Saltwater taffy salinity notes add a touch of sweetness and minerality. Intense throughout with a crisp, clean finish.