Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo Nigori "Otter Festival"
Wow! What a tasty Nigori that is so flavorful and feels so good in the palate. The nose is made up of rose water, cream, apple, and melon aromas. Fruity, light, buoyant, bouncy, and soft, this coarsely filtered sake drinks like it is floating. This is no sweet bum-rush of flavor like other Nigoris. Rather, it is soft, airy, and feels like it swooshes through the palate. Look for hints of fruit tones like cherries, pears, apples, grapes, and a touch of light whipping cream. This is what a Daiginjo Nigori should taste like... elegant, special, high-end, and delicious. WORD: Juicy WINE: Fruity reds/light whites BEER: Fruity ales FOODS: Sparkling wine fare.