Tamagawa Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "White Label"
This unpasteurized and wild yeasty sake is one for the masculine ages. Made by the Brit Philip Harper, this sake is quite frankly a flavor bomb. The nose is a crazy collection of leather, sour lemon, cooked chestnuts, cream, and dark chocolate aromas. Is that all? Ha! This brew drinks like a flavor hand-grenade going off in your palate. I have never used the word “balanced” when describing a sake with a 22% ABV. It is spastic and fantastic – a massive sake that has sweet and sour tones that include a punchy citrus layer that just keeps on building. Great body that is thick and chewy, with tangles of flavor like a thorny thicket. This brew is not for the faint of heart! Should be called White Flag. WORD: Massive WINE: Huge Reds BEER: Stouts galore FOODS: It’s a meal in a glass!