What a great all-rounder!
Red Face is brewed to be a gentle and easy-drinking sake that promotes rice flavours with delicate fruits.
Medium-intense aromas of fresh green apple, banana, pear, bread and yogurt, all backed up with ricey overtones. Delivery onto the tongue is delicate, with a grainy texture, but grows a little after swallowing; overall, medium intense. Karakuchi (as is described in the category of sake) means dry, and Red Face is indeed dry but not bone dry, you still can sense some of the sweet steamed rice coming through.
Creamy rice, dark sugars & yogurt are foremost on the palate with supporting apple & pear in the background.
Warmed to 45oC Red Face is satisfying and bone-warming, pushing the rice flavours to the fore while the fruit supports in the background.
Food pairings include sushi & robata, BBQ meats & veg, creamy dishes, grilled fish, ceviche, pickles, as well as richer meat dishes as an able support act. Overall an easy-drinking session sake.
Ingredients: water, rice, koji, yeast