Tenko 40 Junmai Daiginjo "Heavenly Grace"
The nose on this flagship sake is a rich collection of creamy, savory, vanilla, honey, mango custard, and steamed rice aromas. This legendary sake from Akita is known the world over for slaying Gold Medals in most international and Japanese tastings. Round, soft, velvety, creamy, smooth and extremely well balanced this brew drinks rice rich with hints of fruits and has a complexity that screams out to wine drinkers. Look for nougat, rice cake, ripe pear and apple, apple cobbler, fleshy apricot, powder sugar, maple syrup, and oatmeal flavors. This brew is as “Akita” as a representative sake can be, that is slow across the palate and very fast in thought! Meaning it is an excellent brew that has layers of savory flavors on an expansive flow with a generous complexity and balance. WORD: Balanced WINE: Deep Reds/Complex Whites BEER: Big Belgians FOODS: An array of international cuisines from French to Italian and all rich and savory Japanese dishes.