I really enjoyed this Tanaka 1789 X Chartier sake. It had quite a complex mix of citrus and herbal notes on the nose. If one were to nominate a similar wine, it would be a young white burgundy.
Mr. Chartier opened a new door for a new sake world. You realize how sexy, delicate and dazzling this sake is. The first sip gives you lively and racy acidity, but complex. The flavors have a beautiful combination with lychee, fresh mint and licorice. The body has a lush, silky and intense backbone. Finally, Chartier became a mediator between the wine and sake industries.
Sommelier and co-owner of Sushi m restaurant, Tokyo
CHANGING THE PROCESS
THE PROCESS GENERATES THE PRODUCT. IF YOU NEVER CHANGE THE PROCESS, YOU WILL ALWAYS GET THE SAME RESULT.
Master blender François Chartier and toji Morikawa work closely together to change the process of making sake at Tanaka 1789.
Their goal: to develop the perfect final product to be used for making the best blends. Each blend is different in texture, flavor, color and, of course, aroma: making room for individuality.
That’s why each blend requires a different elaboration process, but always with the same attention and respect for tradition and philosophy. The one common denominator remains JUNMAI.