Samyangchoon Yakju

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Category: Yakju

Summary

This is the closest rice wine comes to grape wine. Samyangchoon carries the notes of dry Riesling while still giving the honest earthiness of rice. It starts out a little sweet but some puckering tartness keeps it from being treacly. The clean finish makes it pair well with foods. Best drunk chilled in a stemmed wine glass.

It is brewed and fermented the traditional way, in clay pots. It is also traditionally distilled, not using vaccuum distilling, which doesn’t sterilize its character.

*WINNER*
Best of 2018
2018 Korea Liquor Awards

  • Acidity 65% 65%
  • Sweetness 50% 50%
  • Body 70% 70%
  • Earthiness 50% 50%
  • Bitterness 20% 20%

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ABV

Tasting Notes

Style:Wine-like
Aroma:honey, heather, apricot
Flavor:Rieslingesque, stone fruit, kiwi
Smoothness: Smooth as white wine
Enjoy:Chileld in a stemmed wine glass
Cocktails:Yakju Spritzer, Korean Kir, Sooler Cooler
Bottom Line:A rice wine that drinks like a grape white wine

The Producer

Samyangchoon

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 Location

Songdo, Incheon

Website: samyangchoon.com