The Blend 001 was the inaugural release from this very special partnership - and what a debut it has been. Two different types of rice, three carefully selected yeast strains and no less than ten distinct steps are used to create an intensely aromatic sake that has been likened to ‘a young White Burgundy on the nose’ by industry expert Jancis Robinson.

Expect primary aromas of aniseed and freshly picked basil, with a dense and creamy palate which gives way to luxurious lingering flavours of pineapple, peach and almond. The unique nature of this sake makes it perfect for bottle aging, with even more complex nuttiness and dried stone fruit character developing over time.

Tanaka 1789 x Chartier Blend 001 Vintage 2018