Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Honjozo "Hakkai Mountain"
The #1 rated Honjozo in Japan. This sake has a brilliant nose of spice, sandalwood, campfire, mushroom, and tropical fruit. The first sip spells a syrupy and chewy Honjozo that brings forth elements of mango, steamed rice, nougat, mint, vanilla, and honey. It has an incredible amount of balance that brings forth a subtle sweetness in a dry and inviting package. Minerals become evident when the fluid warms, and there is a hint of wood at every temperature. Dry and flavor packed! WORD: Chewy WINE: Chewy Reds/Meaty Whites BEER: Big Ales FOODS: Anything off of the grill, pub food, meat skewers, teriyaki, soups.