PAVILLON OF BLEND 001 – 2019 is the second label of flagship artisanal sake BLEND 001. Inspired by the pavillon (guest house) located adjacent to the kura (sake brewery), it is a “blend” created again for wine and food lovers using Tanaka’s handcrafted sakes and blended using the same philosophy as BLEND 001. PAVILLON is wild, full-bodied, with a mouth-filling texture and made to be enjoyed while young. It is Tanaka's “homage” to the second wines of Bordeaux’s top grands crus.
Similar to BLEND 001 - 2019, this second label which again was crafted for food pairings, has a large palette of possibilities because of its duality of aromatic profiles as well as from its rounder and sexier texture, as seen in new world chardonnay wines. For PAVILLON 2019, select recipes with a creamy, even exotic texture, just as you would normally do with rich, creamy dishes for chardonnay-style wines, such as beurre blanc salmon, mushroom chicken, and a plate of soft cheeses, while also exploring Asian-style dishes based on coconut, mango, pineapple, or cilantro.
Item Number: 10623
Package: 6/500 ml
Origin: Miyagi, Japan
Brewery: Tanaka 1789
Alcohol Content: 16%
Tasting Notes from Sake School of America Specialist:
The wilder younger brother to Blend 001. Moderately aged, this sake has a pale golden color with cool undertones. On the nose, it has a beautiful pear-like fragrance with citrus notes. Its mild, long-lasting sweetness is accentuated by a slight bitterness that lingers on the palate. Exquisite notes of dried pineapple, apple and mango are also present. Pairs perfectly with a variety of savory dishes, particularly those that are herbaceous. It also complements and balances dishes with lightly fatty or rich ingredients.
Founded in 1789 – the year of the French revolution – the Tanaka 1789 Sake Brewery celebrated its 230th anniversary of crafting the world’s finest sake in 2019, and the brewery was renamed Tanaka 1789. For more than two centuries, Tanaka 1789 has been producing hand-crafted sakes elaborated by using ancestral and natural methods, giving a complex, rich and singular character to its award-winning sakes made by the best toji (master brewer) using the highest quality rice.
A new chapter in Tanaka’s long story was written in 2018. The brewery had invited François Chartier to collaborate. Later on, he was hired as Tanaka’s new Master Blender to work alongside the toji.