Azumaichi Junmai "Eastern Legend"
The nose on this Junmai with Yamadanishiki milled to 64% is a unique collection of apple, celery, pear, custard, daikon, mint, oatmeal, and herbal aromas. Talk about classic Saga sake that is rich-light, smooth, round, and dry with a ton of complexity. This brew will make you sit up and take notice of a really striking flavor field that has vegetal complexities, boldness, and umami bursts. Look for nougat, mint, bread crumb, potato, almond, spinach, and other herbal flavors that become a little more peppery as the fluid warms in the glass. This is a different Junmai that is a fan-favorite for sake drinkers who like to spelunk for flavors. WORD: Complex WINE: Deep Reds/Dry Whites BEER: Stouts FOODS: Stews, soups, meat pies, smoked fish, salami, and green tea soba.