Imayo Tsukasa IMA for Oysters
The nose on this sake that was constructed to pair with oysters of all kinds has a very fun collection of honey, balsa wood, white raisin, apricot, and orange blossom aromas. Talk about a specific sake that drinks easy on its own, and excels with oysters. Smooth, round, chewy, and bright it has an unbelievable acidity of 3.6, which is off the sake charts but right at home in this lower alcohol (12%) brew that sits gently in the palate. Hints of lemon water, quince, green apple, cucumber, and apricot play with the malic acid to produce a brew that has a drying finish and very balanced personality. WORD: Oysters, crab, shellfish, steamed light fish.