Gakki Masamune Honjozo Nakadori "Sacred Offering"
The nose on this stunning honjozo sake is a vast collection of orange creamsicle, blueberry, watermelon, Rice Krispie Treat™, peach, banana bread, and flan aromas. Brewed with Yume no Kaori rice milled to 66% this sake drinks smooth, rich, plump, and expansive, but has an uplifting tingle and spritz that lightens the overall drinking experience. If a sake could be refreshing, then this is as refreshing as sake can get! Look for a ton of rock sugar, watermelon, kiwi, peach, honey, Pixy Stix™, berries and cream, lemon-lime, strawberry candy, and minerals, with a quick cereal milk finish that has a sneaky umami departure. This sake is so good for the Honjozo category, and a terrific reminder that added alcohol sakes aren’t the devil! WORD: Stunning WINE: Frisky reds/Uplifting whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, shrimp, fruit plates, oysters, and yakitori.