Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo "Otter Festival"
Dassai 45 has a collection of sweet aromas including grape juice, cotton candy, and a hint of lemonade. Talk about a sake with body! This uber Daiginjo has a full-figured flavor that rushes with chewy fruit tones to all corners of your mouth. It is wide and heavy, with lots of expansive elements that talk to those who like a mouthful. Pay attention for a hint of anise, and a sneaky mild veggie aftertaste. The subtle sweetness of grapes and berries become more pronounced when the fluid warms in the mouth. WORD: Chunky WINE: Pinot Noir/Chewy Whites BEER: Ales FOODS: Mushroom risotto, tempura, fried chicken, caviar, smoked salmon pâté.