The nose on this winter season limited released brew is probably the only “Kimoto” traditionally pole-rammed Nigori sake in America is a wonderful collection of cream, yeast, ocean water, rice pudding, sweet milk, pear, and pastry shell aromas. Well, well, well what do we have here? This single pasteurized brew is a happy and effervescent walk into the snowy wonders of fresh Nigori sake that drinks with both stunning complexity and tasty newness. It is both complex and inviting and appeals to any Nigori drinker who wants to taste a new expression of this cloudy goodness. Look for dark chocolate, young fruit, berry, stone fruit, persimmon, nectarine, cream, and lots of umami flavors with a very quick and expressive dry mineral and ricey finish. Active and expressive, this crisp and tight Nigori is rice magic that appeals to Nigori drinkers who like it on the dryer side. It’s fresh and limited so when this Kimoto Nigori is gone, it’s gone. WORD: Lively WINE: Sparkling wine BEER: Creamy Ales FOODS: Cheese plates, fruit plates, American sushi, sparkling wine fare.