Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo "Chokai Mountain"
The nose on this sake made with Miyaminishiki brewing rice and flower yeast is very floral with hints of gardenia, grape, blueberry, and pear. Round, soft and smooth this brew speaks the language of premium refined sake. Look for layers of gentle fruit elements such as strawberry, blueberry and concord grape, and take note of a layer of candy-like mild sweetness. Softer and sweeter in a smaller vessel; a larger glass brings forth more expressiveness especially in the finish. Think very soft, very smooth, and very drinkable. WORD: Floral WINE: Fruity reds and whites BEER: Fruity ales FOODS: Shellfish, oysters, cheese and fruit plates.