Born Yume wa Masayume Junmai Daiginjo "Dreams Come True"
The nose on this “Specially Limited” sake is an amazing array of rose water, peach, papaya, sweet rice, nougat, and sugar aromas. It’s no fair! I’m sure when brewery owners taste sake that is not of their own making they become jealous if they taste a sake like this. It’s simply not fair! How can rice and water taste like the best flavors in your life? Smooth, round, and velvety, this masterpiece is lush and sumptuous. So expressively smooth and layered that flavors start counting themselves 1. Honey 2. Papaya 3. Maple syrup 4. Mango 5. Lemon sorbet. And on and on. This is more of an experience than a libation as you feel your way to the soul of this brew. The take away from this sake is that there is a big difference between balance and perfect balance. And for the new comers this sake is a great lesson in rice umami goodness that rests on a seamless fluid that excels in a wine glass. WORD: Sake Power WINE: Soft Reds/Fat Whites BEER: Creamy Ales FOODS: Champagne fare, shellfish, oysters, sashimi.