Several months ago, I bought several bottles of sake to participate in a Wine Blogging Wednesday #72, which focused on helping Japan after the earthquake. I’m not sure what happened to other bloggers, but for whatever reason, it doesn’t seem as if WBW ever happened. I know I just ran out of time and never had a chance to taste, much less write-up a post about the sake. Two weekends ago, though, while drinking with my Wine Ladies, I decided it was time to open a bottle. Not being a big sake fan, I was a bit hesitant, but I also knew that if there was ever a group willing to experiment, it would be these ladies. So, we all had our first experience with sparkling sake.
Hou Hou Shu sparkling sake (website) was a pale yellow color with bubbles that clung to the sides of the glass. On the nose, there was a musty, mushy smell. In the mouth, there were peaches and nectarines. The sake had a fizzy rather than bubbly feel, with a good body.
Is this worth a glass after work? It’s worth more than one! What are you waiting for? At $13 for 300ml, this sake is like nothing I ever tasted before. It’s both tactile and tasty, almost like drinking a refreshing, alcoholic, carbonated peach juice. No one in the group is a sake fan, yet we were practically fighting over who could finish the rest of the bottle. I will definitely be on the lookout for this sake, as it is certainly a drink that I would like to have again.
Question of the Day: Are you a sake drinker?
Purchased at ShopWineDirect
Overall: 5 Corks