Rice: Miyamanishiki, Yuki Kessho milled to 50%
Oka "Cherry Bouquet" is milled to Daiginjo levels. The nose is a beautiful blend of flower blossoms, peach, radish, and spring water. It has dry start that is accompanied by a soft and creamy middle mouth filled with dried fruit overtones and a subtle melon finish. The viscosity thickens as the fluid warms in the mouth, and there is an overall floral perception from start to finish. It is a very nice example of a sake that shimmers in one’s mouth as the roundness is quite prominent and appealing. Soft-feeling on the tongue, Oka's transparency of flavor matches the clarity of the colorless liquor. It is floral rather than fruity, though there is a touch of pear, and melon.
The perfect companion for clams on the halfshell, lightly dressed salads and white fish sushi or sashimi. Keep under refrigeration after purchase and serve well-chilled.
Gold Award, Ginjo class, 2013, 2014, & 2015 U.S. National Sake Appraisal