I grade sake by its aroma. The stronger its aroma, the better. I also take its price into grading. If something is way too expensive, that’s going to affect its grading negatively unless it has got a God-tier aroma or something to offset its price.
I also take its taste into account although it’s not a significant factor. But, if something tastes unique in a positive way, then bonus points.
If “Nigori” is a part of name of a sake, it means unfiltered sake.
This unfiltered, cloudy, sake costs 14 CAD per a 300ml bottle which puts it on a bit of an expensive side. All unfiltered sake contains some percentage of sugar. There is no exception. However, I was unable to find out how much exactly. LCBO website doesn’t list it and neither does the bottle label itself.
I am assuming the sugar content is very low because this sake tastes like … shit. This sake tastes very similar to Izumi Nigori Junmai Sake. Both taste just bitter. This Momokawa is a bit worse because it carries a weird, disgusting aroma that, to me at least, tasted like some form of vomit.
…….. The hell did I just write?
Ok, I change my mind; this sake is bloody awful. Avoid at all cost unless vomit is your kind of thing? I mean, I fully understand that taste is subjective, but selling sake that tastes like real vomit? Seriously?