Kamikokoro Junmai Daiginjo "Heart of God"
The nose on this lively JDG is a great collection of powdered sugar, papaya, pineapple, peach, tangerine, and sweet rice aromas. Zesty, tingly, spritzy, juicy, lush, and bright this sake drinks refreshing and balanced. Yes! So much feeling and flavor in each sip you forget that you’re drinking rice and water. Look for melon, mango, rock sugar, watermelon, pear, white peach, strawberry, and sugar apple flavors with lots of expressive minerality and umami licks. Pay close attention to the chain link of mineral tones that have a lot of snowmelt-like qualities and expand as the fluid warms with a quick and flinty finish. Cool sake that drinks cooler when chilled. WORD: Crisp WINE: Zesty Reds/Flinty Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Lobster, crab, cocktail shrimp, fatty fish, uni, oysters, and king crab.