Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo "Otter Festival"
This Daiginjo fits in between Dassai “49” and “23” in terms of milling rates and is both similar and different to its sister brews. The nose is fruity with koji rice, apple, honeydew, and strawberry aromas. A very plush sake that is loaded with fruit basket flavors and has a very wine-like acidity presence with a long finish. Chewy, round, and soft, but bright – go figure! Hints of pear, apple, blueberry and honeydew on a fleshy fluid that is lively and velvety. “39” drinks almost nama-like and beware of fruit flies who will surely find your glass within minutes. WORD: Velvet WINE: Plump Reds/Smooth Whites BEER: Soft Ales FOODS: Clean fare, elegant flavors, fruit salads, avocado salads, cheese plates.