Noguchi Naohiko Limited Edition is a series curated under the brand of “NOGUCHI NAOHIKO” as the culmination of nearly 70 years of sake-making by Toji, Noguchi Naohiko.
The 2017 vintage comes from the inaugural brewing year of the newly founded brewery in Komatsu, Ishikawa. Noguchi Naohiko 01 is the first sake of the Limited Edition series and was chosen as the best batch from amongst dozens of tanks by Noguchi-Toji himself. It is then aged as namazake (unpasteurised sake), using special aging techniques and conditions that Noguchi-Toji has honed over his many years in the industry, and released still unpasteurised. It is designed for long-term storage and will benefit from further maturation at cool temperatures.
Noguchi Naohiko Limited Edition 01 features exotic aromas of green melon, apple, sweat pear, pineapple, mango, banana, lime peel and creamy yoghurt, with additional watermelon and toffee apple on the palate.
This spectacular sake takes you on a journey. The first delivery is mild and silky but grows – via a fat & round texture – to a crescendo of mouth-watering juicy fruit, coming together in a focused and exotic finish that is sure to enthral the drinker. Medium-full-bodied with a rich umami, enhanced by aging, and elegant acidity this is a sake to savour and enjoy on special occasions.
Noguchi Naohiko Limited Edition 01 comes packaged in a stylish asymmetrical bottle designed by Mr. Toshio Ohi, one of the most eminent artists of Ishikawa Prefecture. Only 5,500 bottles have been released.
Ingredients: water, rice, koji, yeast