THE CHEF SOMMELIER FROM HOTEL DE CRILLON IN PARIS IS INSPIRED BY OUR SAKE BLEND 001 2018 TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER
Sake samurai and the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris’ Chef sommelier, XAVIER THUIZAT, President of Kura Master Paris, recently tasted our sake Tanaka 1789 X Chartier Blend 001 2018 and generously shared with us his amazing tasting notes. Here’s a resume:
“On the palate, the sake is dry, complex, with an intense body.”
“The persistence is remarkable and presents a touch of noble bitterness, the signature of a sake created for gastronomy.”
“In conclusion, acidity, alcohol and aromas are in perfect harmony and it is worth highlighting that oxygen is very interesting here because it contributes to the opening of this great sake. ”
Here are the full tasting notes:
“The sake is clear, bright, pale yellow with shades of green, light intensity. Medium viscosity, tears are numerous and scattered.
The first nose is open, clear and aromatic. The dominant aromas are a range of flowers, cereals and fresh fruit. After aeration, we note melon, fresh white flowers, cut hay, earthy flavors. The nose is intense and very enjoyable. We find the great characteristics of the Kimoto method, but well balanced, with a good presence of ripe fruit.
On the palate, the sake is dry, complex, with an intense body. Full of flavors, it expresses ripe melon, cumin and fresh mushrooms in perfect coherence with the nose. The first moment in mouth provides a feeling of freshness before moving to an intense and complex full body. Acidity is medium, but it provides vivacity. The mid-mouth is rich, intense, with a good structure, while the level of alcohol presents a glycerol sensation that makes it very gourmand. The persistence is remarkable and offers a touch of noble bitterness, a signature for a gastronomy-oriented sake. The persistence is due to a mineral sensation on the palate which provides a dynamic, very clean and fresh finish.
In conclusion, acidity, alcohol and aromas are in a perfect harmony and it is worth highlighting that oxygen is very interesting because it contributes to the opening of this great sake.
I would like to pair this sake with roasted large stuffed white mushrooms, watercress juice and hazelnut ; or create another appetizer with broth made with blond and brown morels, smoked quail egg and burnt buckwheat bread.
For a perfect service, the sommelier can decant this sake, revealing some of its secrets and complexity. And I would recommend a white wine glass with a medium opening. Serve to start at 12 °C.”
HOTEL DE CRILLON PALACE, PARIS
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