Hououbiden Junmai Ginjo Black Phoenix 小林酒造 鳳凰美田 純米吟醸 黑鳳凰
Kobayashi Shuzo was founded in 1872, during the fifth year of the Meiji period, and has been a representative sake of the prefecture, improving year by year. Over a decade ago, this small-scale brewery had considered shutting down, but with the enthusiastic efforts of the dedicated manager, Mr. Kobayashi, and the hard work of his beautiful wife, who was a lecturer at the brewery's research and development center, and the guidance of Tohdashuzo, a master brewer from the Seta Ryuzan family, the entire brewery worked together to produce a full quantity of top-quality ginjo sake.
With women as the main consumer group, "Hououbiden" sales have been increasing steadily in recent years, becoming one of the popular brand names. However, due to limited equipment and production capacity, the quantity available is also limited. If demand continues to outpace supply, the Otokoyama sake will become increasingly rare and difficult to obtain in the near future.
Hououbiden Junmai Ginjo Black Phoenix is a premium Japanese, which is polished to a ratio of 55%, removing the outer layers and retaining only the most flavorful part of the rice. The sake is brewed using traditional methods and the brewery's own yeast, resulting in a refined and complex flavor profile with a rich aroma and a smooth finish.
On the palate, this sake has a balanced taste with a subtle sweetness and a delicate acidity that complements its rich aroma, which features notes of ripe fruits and flowers. Using local premium sake rice called "Aiyama", this sake has a gorgeous fruity aroma of melons, peaches, cherries, and strawberries, and a delicate and elegant sweetness on the palate. It pairs well with a variety of Japanese cuisine, including grilled meat, tempura, and aged cheese.
Polishing Ratio: 55%
Capacity: 1.8L (1800ml)