SAKE HUNDRED 現外 | GENGAI
A miracle bestowed on a 1995 vintage,” a once-in-a-lifetime bottle
Twenty years since the initial brewing process began in 1995, Gengai has aged into a markedly complex and dimensional miracle, with sweet, tart, bitter and umami weaving together in each sip. Gengai is the epitome of vintage sake – a bittersweet reminder that even unthinkable disaster can birth once-in-a-lifetime greatness.
Mature mellowness meets a graceful aroma
A deep and alluring amber in color, Gengai entices with a mellow and multilayered aroma and flavors. On the tongue, a graceful sweetness and umami with a pleasing tartness. Sweet, tart, bitter and umami become one with a mature mellowness and clarity of flavor.
Patience and time yield greatness
When aged under appropriate conditions, sake undergoes chemical reactions that imbue deeper, more complex flavors and entrancing colors. With long gestation, a vintage can also develop surprising clarity and dignified, regal flavors. These changes cannot be purposefully induced and the exact outcome of the aging process is something only time and nature decide.