Wakatipu Sleeping Giant Sake 375ml
Full bodied yet smooth, matches well with a wide range of Japanese, Kiwi and European style dishes.
General notes on tasting sake
• Sake, by nature, is considerably less expressive than wine when it comes to tasting. Rather than expecting the same intensity as you would with wine, think of it as you meeting sake half way - i.e. “herbaceous” or “high acidity” in sake will not be as pronounced as Sauvignon Blanc.
• Because of this quality, sometimes it takes a while for the sake to open up. Allowing it a few minutes once poured into glass will make for much more enjoyable tasting experience.
• While Zenkuro are best enjoyed chilled, there are many sake out there, usually on the fuller body side, that benefit from experimenting with heating. Aromatic sake, on the other hand, tends to lose its extravagance when heated. There’s no right or wrong temperature; sake is a versatile drink that can be flexibly modified to the season or the food with which it is being served.
• Zenkuro sake has a lighter, easy-to-drink quality in the wider spectrum of sake, suitable for the more modern and wine-centric palette.