Gunma Izumi Yamahai Honjozo "Famous Fountain"
The nose on this brew that is actually polished to 60% seimaibuai is a wonderful assortment of chestnuts, earth, cocoa, and butterscotch whiffs. WOW! Talk about a powerhouse Honjozo that is soooooooooo drinkable, with a slippery round smoothness that drinks supremely balanced and pure. This is a true sake! Look for hints of honey, nuts, and buttery elements that are smoky, slick, and savory. As the sake warms, there are nice caramel tones, which means this is great for warming. Come on now! Honey roasted nuts and buttery, too? Call the sake cops, because you are stealing this brew for sure. WORD: Balanced WINE: Smooth Reds/Buttery Whites BEER: Creamy Ales FOODS: This sake was made for food, period!