Akashi-Tai Ginjo Umeshu
The nose on this Ginjo sake that was infused with plums to extract the sweet and sour flavoring is a robust collection of honey, plum, and juicy aromas. Look at that color! This beautiful umeshu drinks as lovely as it looks. Sweet, full, lush, round, chewy, viscous, and herbaceous it is not your typically overly sweet plum sake. It is gooey and tart, but there are roasted plum and honey tones galore. It is thick and fun, but not cloying sweet, and it definitely does better with a chill or even an ice cube or two. A round and chewy umeshu with honey tones and herbal hints. WORD: Honey WINE: Sweet wines BEER: Sweet ales FOODS: Ice cream, cheese, cigars.