Pale lemon in colour, “vibrant acidity”, aromas and flavours of both citrus fruits (grapefruit and lemon) and stone fruits (peach and apricot).
Awarded 95 points and an Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their 2016 World Wine Awards Asian section(see blue link below).
Ethereal and elegant, similar to the Kayagatake but like the bigger brother – more depth on the nose, this has melon but also peach, minerality in there in spades from the complex granite soils found in the Hishiyama district. Again the remarkable freshness and elegance of the Koshu is present but with a linear, crisp, length with gorgeous mouth watering acidity and wonderful minerals and peaches on the finish - this leans towards a classy Albariño or Cru Chablis.
Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2017 edition's "Weekday Wines" (under £25) column (see blue link below).
Crisp, zesty wine with high-ish acidity, with complex nose and palate of melon, citrus fruits and flowers. Dry and intense on the palate, with both savoury and mineral flavours. There is a touch of bitterness on the finish, adding to its appeal with food.