Another movement Noguchi-Toji is credited for being hugely involved with is the development and promotion of Daiginjo. The sake market, in Japan, was becoming sluggish in the early 1970s and it is this re-invigoration, and focus on excellence, that gave the industry the boost it needed.
Quality is, indeed, the focus here and NNSI Junmai Daiginjo 2018 Vintage bears the hallmarks of someone who has mastered their craft. It is a simply superb, not least of all a result of the mastery of aging namazake (nama jukusei). This is one of the qualities we believe set NNSI’s sake apart; another is the journey each sip takes you on. Every sake is multi-layered and nuanced and this Junmai Daiginjo has this second quality in spades.
Bright aromas of pear, pineapple, apple, sweet melon, guava, mango, papaya, ripe tomato and jasmine and are all present and luscious. The first sip is sweet and velvety, coating the tongue but the ample and well-integrated acidity soon brings the sweetness into check, resulting in a drier mid-palate and, ultimately, long and neat finish.
Wonderfully balanced with solid underlying umami and supporting acidity, NNSI Junmai Daiginjo 2018 Vintage has a full and dense mouthfeel with juicy & luxurious guava, pear, apple and stewed fruits like plum and raison with a ripe tomato note.
Fruity & luscious, well-supported by integrated acidity & umami this is a sake to equally sip and savour or enjoy with more complex and full-flavoured foods.
Ingredients: water, rice, koji, yeast