Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo "Otter Festival"
Say hello to one of the most polished sakes in Japan. This sake has been milled to 23% and it is in a class by itself. With a nose of grapes, flowers, strawberries and mineral water the flavor is as luscious as the aroma. Dassai is a clean and plump Daiginjo with chapters of flavors wrapped in a deep and layered structure. Look for hints of brown sugar, fleshy plums and minerals, and the closer to room temp. the more it tastes like water. WORD: 23% WINE: Merlot/soft Chardonnay BEER: Soft ales FOODS: Best to drink as is!