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Heigo Australia is the official importer and distributor of IWA 5 in Australia.

Due to Covid-19 difficulties, the Assemblage 3 was blended in Champagne rather than Toyama. An intriguing and enveloping sake. Fresh notes of white peach, pineapple and mango lead into green pepper and intense white flower aromas, deftly supported by darker tones of toasted hazelnut and a hint of smoke. Refreshing acidity gives the perception of a lighter body than previous editions, but IWA’s signature backbone of palate weight remains. Super smooth and light on the tongue, with a long, persistent finish. Elegant, complex and balanced.

Bottled 2021

  • Brewery: Shiraiwa
  • Region: Toyama
  • Classification: Junmai Daiginjo
  • Item Code: 1400:162601
  • %ALC/VOL: 15%
  • Net Volume: 720ml
  • Rice: Yamadanishiki, Omachi, Gohyakumangoku
  • Rice Polishing Ratio: 35%

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Lower temperatures. Reishu. 冷酒

From 1-2°C and above
Definitely tightens the Sake up. Starting from 1°/2° and above is a subtle play of textures, with an element of gentle soft fruitiness – stone fruit, cherry.

Higher temperatures. Kanzake. 燗酒

35-37°C Hitohadakan 人肌燗
Sensuous. Immaterial and fluffy, gets back together through the aftertaste. Candied almonds.

45°C Jokan 上燗
Amazingly soft. The viscosity and silky texture are fusional. Mint, aniseed, camphor.

55°C Tobikirikan 飛び切り燗
A glorified character of rice. Rounded, thicker and grainy. White pepper.


Matching Food

IWA 5 has an intriguing capacity to pair with a great array of foods: the Sake has sort of an inherent versatility to consistently, ingeniously adjust itself right to the level of the food, sensibly, from the delicate to the robust, from light to dark flavors. IWA 5 can pair successive dishes throughout one single meal.


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