Kaika Daiginjo "Tobindori Shizuku"
The nose on this natural drip sake is a great collection of honeydew, vanilla, sugar cane, mint, cotton candy, and honey aromas. Say hello to a “feeling” sake that is built to drink smooth and round. Using the Shizuku “drip” technique for not pressing the sake, this brew is all about being viscous, chewy, slippery, graceful, and very soft. The amino acids in the sake are very low (0.7) which makes this brew really glide through the palate with a ton of ripe fruit tones, and lots of confectionery sugar elements as well. Look for powdered sugar, pear, vanilla, cream, sweet peach, anise, tangerine, persimmon, and sweet rice flavors in each sip. There is some astringency that lifts the flavors up and keeps the fluid clean and not too sweet. Made with Yamadanishiki brewing rice milled to 35% seimaibuai, this is a very high-end Daiginjo that speaks to those who like a semi-sweet and smooth sake that feels great in the mouth. WORD: Luscious WINE: Fat Reds/Velvety Whites BEER: Creamy Ales FOODS: American sushi, shellfish, pâté, shrimp, Champagne fare, luscious cuisines.