Mutsu Hassen Junmai Daiginjo "Gineboshi 40"
The nose on this sake is made with very local Aomori prefecture rice called Gineboshi milled to 40%, is a gorgeous collection of peach, berry, pear, spring water, apple, plum, and steamed rice aromas. Are you ready to taste techniques in sake making? Are you ready to taste true Nanbu Toji sake that speaks to those who love great feeling and flavor sake? Behold a brew that captures the essence of a brewery and drinks round, slippery, soft, juicy, silky, and incredibly smooth that glides across and above the palate. Look for cooked pear, melon, cooked apple, chicken broth, white bread, pie crust, vanilla, grape, and steamed rice flavors that scream umami and show how rich and round sake can be so balanced. It’s a full-bodied brew that drinks lighter and smoother than most plump sakes, and this is part of that technique. Stunning sake that opens the mind as much as the palate. WORD: Smooth WINE: Soft Reds/Creamy Whites BEER: Creamy Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, Champagne fare, high-end flavors, luxury items.