Kaiun Junmai Ginjo
The nose on this famous “celebration” sake with tremendous packaging is a mild assortment of melon, pear, apple, and honey elements. Talk about one of “those” sake! Kaiun is the perfect marriage between a fruity sake and a creamy brew that drinks very balanced and very velvety. Plump, viscous, chewy, look for ripe fruit compote, rich pear, honeydew and a hint of banana tones only when the fluid warms. Smooth, fruity, and creamy how do they do that? This is a sake that screams impact and is a truly feel good brew. Wine drinkers will enjoy the talking tail on this pride of Shizuoka Prefecture. WORD: Juicy WINE: Soft reds/creamy whites BEER: Belgian Ales. FOODS: Shellfish, clean seafood, sushi, sashimi.