Manotsuru Karakuchi


36,11  / 1000 ml

Super dry with hints of espresso and dark chocolate

Brewery: Obata Shuzo, Niigata
Rice: Koshitanrei
Type: Tokubetsu Honjozo, 65 %
Alcohol vol.: 15 %

Manotsuru Karakuchi Tsuru
Manotsuru Karakuchi


This Niigata Junmai has a lively umami and an exceptionally dry finish. The aroma is composed of nutty tones and hints of espresso, while the velvety mouthfeel matches the light bitterness in the finish. Great pair for heavy dishes.

Polishing ratio

65 %





Amino acid


Water hardness


Storage temp.

2 °C - 10 °C

Drinking temp.

5 °C - 60 °C

Great with grilled sea bream or a cheese platter.

The family owned OBATA SHUZO brewery was established in 1892 on Sado Island - a small and native island near the coast of Niigata. The breweries credo is to brew sake in harmony with the four elements: rice, water, master brewer and terroir (四宝和醸 shi-ho-wa-jo). These four cornerstones recur on the label of the MANOTSURU brand, the four eyes. All their sake is brewed with locally grown organic rice. The brewery is surrounded by two large mountains, which cause a faster runoff of the rain and extract most of the contained minerals. Thereby, the water used for sake brewing is soft and smooth.

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