Tamagawa "Time Machine" - Special Junmai Kimoto Dessert Sake
"Sweet, savoury and full of umami goodness."
Delightfully sweet with hints of molasses and dried fruit, “Time Machine” is brewed following a method recorded in 1712. Loads of umami, natural organic acids and sugars—just like sakes 300 years ago. Brewed to a recipe recorded in 1712, this is fabulously sweet but not cloying, thanks to far higher levels (roughly three to seven times) the levels of acids and amino acids for contemporary ginjo styles. A superb aperitif or dessert wine, with a startlingly wide range of compatible foods.
More about Tamagawa "Time Machine" - Special Junmai Kimoto Dessert Sake
Brewery: Kinoshita | Prefecture: Kyoto
Size: 360ml | ABV: 14-15%
Grade: Junmai Kimoto Special Dessert Sake
Taste: Rich & Sweet
Serving Temperature: On the rocks, chilled, room temperature or hot
Pairing: Great with ice cream and desserts, but also with blue cheese, salty pickled Japanese delicacies and foie gras.
Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place
Rice Variety: Kitanishiki
Yeast: Ambient House Yeast
Brewing Method: Kimoto
Polishing Ratio: 88%
The Kinoshita Sake Brewery, established in 1842, produces sakes that are richly flavoured and crisp- drinking. Since 2008 they have been made under the direction of fellow Brit Philip Harper, the only non-Japanese toji in Japan, a first in sake history! Their brand name, Tamagawa, can be translated as “Jewel River”, and is thought to derive from the Kawakamidani River which flows by the brewery. Tamagawa sake shows startling changes in expression at different temperatures, allowing for enjoyment over a vast range - over ice, chilled, at room temperature and all the way up to the piping extremes of heated sake. Nothing is more fun than enjoying the chameleon-like variations as the sake responds to temperature and good food.