Akitabare Suirakuten Daiginjo "Heaven of Tipsy Delight"
This incredibly nuanced sake has a vivid nose filled with berries, mangos, white grapes, and clover honey elements. Talk about a gentle sake, this Daiginjo redefines expressive subtleties. If you blink you will miss it, but close your eyes and spelunk for layers and layers of hidden treasures such as minerals, melon, rock candy and white grape tones. Is it passive or passive aggressive? A superb sake to open the eyes of non-sake believers. WORD: Subtle WINE: Layered reds/complex whites BEER: Blond Ales FOODS: Lightly flavored cuisines