Emishiki Kijoshu "Monsoon"
The nose on this specially made aperitif/dessert sake is an amazing array of fruit sorbet, pineapple, honeydew, bubblegum, banana cream, and aloe vera aromas. Take it all in! A Kijoshu made with Yamadanishiki milled to 50%, a truly one of a kind label, and a name Monsoon (which usually has a negative connotation), and what do you get? A downpour of flavors and a deluge of sweetness in a (FFF) fat, fun, flow that is so expansive and so flavorful that you’d be silly to never try this extremely unique sake. Full-bodied, smooth, round, and fleshy it drinks like the equivalent of a sake smoothie. Who doesn’t want to try a lush sake filled with grape, ripe apple, banana bread, root beer, taffy, maple syrup, melon, caramel, and sweet tomato flavors. This is THAT brew! If you like it on the sweet, side this is your street. A mid-sized glass captures all of the flavors and we are talking a ton of flavors. A work of brewing art that should not be missed. WORD: Sweet WINE: Dessert Wines BEER: Sweet ales FOODS: Sauterne complexity fare like foie gras, Ankimo, smoked duck and pheasant, sweet fare, desserts and cheeses plates.