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Clear Umeshu « Ume Yoibito » 720ml (15% Vol.)


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Description : This traditional umeshu is made with barley shochu alcohol and plums from the Saga prefecture. Plums are steeped in shochu according to a really old fabrication method. The only added ingredient is sugar in order to offset the plums acidity. Shochu is a distilled alcohol usually made from rice, sweet potato or barley, like the one used in this umeshu. Barley shochu, made by the producer itself, brings a strong and full flavor that goes well with the sweet and sour fruits one.

Alcohol by volume : 15%

Appearance : This umeshu has a nice apricot color.

Nose : The first nose is powerful with some marzipan flavors. The second nose has grains, almond, cherry, hay and orange notes. We smell a little bit the alcohol of shochu.

Mouth : The mouth feel is sweet but well-balanced. Indeed, there is a nice bitterness and acidity that make the savoring of this sake fresh. Some dried fruits and plum umeboshi aromas also reveal themselves. A vegetal profile appears with some persistent tea flavors.

Finish : The finish is light with apricot and bitter almond notes. After a few moments, it is the apricot kernel aroma that remains.

Pairing : Ideal for an aperitif, he goes very well with acidity, bitterness and umami flavors, spices, eggs and dried/smoked ingredients. You can enjoy it in a cocktail, with a cheese platter and dried fruits (almond, dried apricot, hazelnut, walnut, pine nuts…), a cherry tart, a peach melba, a cheesecake or a chocolate fudge cake. 

Serving temperature : This nice umeshu can be enjoyed cold (10-12°) but also at room temperature (17-20°) and why not warm (47-50°).

Ingredients : Shochu (water (48,7%), barley (16,4%), barley koji (8,1%)), ume (Japanese plum) (14,6%), sugar (12,2%).

Allergens : Barley

Preservation : Store in a cool, dry place, away from light, refrigerate after opening.

Origin : Japan

Shelf life : -

Container : Glass bottle

Excessive drinking is dangerous for the health, alcoholic beverages should be consumed with moderation. Expecting mothers should not consume alcoholic beverages.

The sale of alcohol to minors is prohibited.
By placing an order on this website, you certify to be of the legal age and legally competent to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Munemasa has produced sake in Saga since 1985. In 2002, the brewery moved to Imari, landmark’s town for Japanese porcelain and became a tourist attraction. The brewery aims to produce innovative and unprecedented sake that will revolutionize the sake culture. Caring deeply about the origins of the ingredients, Munemasa works solely with ingredients produced within the prefecture.

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Michael C. published the 20/01/2023 following an order made on 02/01/2023


très bien

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Anonymous A. published the 28/11/2022 following an order made on 17/11/2022


Excellent ! Un des meilleurs umeshus que j'ai bu !

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Anonymous A. published the 21/11/2022 following an order made on 05/11/2022


Goûté au japon

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Anonymous A. published the 18/11/2022 following an order made on 03/11/2022


Très bon

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Anonymous A. published the 29/04/2021 following an order made on 08/04/2021


This was excellent Enjoyed every sip, just perfect!

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