Kamoizumi Aged Namazume "Red Maple"
This is straight up a “different sort of sake.” A two year-aged “fresh” sake doesn’t make sense, but the result is really a uniquely flavored brew that is extremely tasty and is an all-together different sake experience. The nose is a great collection of dried fruit, honey, citrus and musky elements. Fat and gooey this brew has a rich honey characteristic that speaks to after dinner drink fans. Is it complex or quaffable? Or is it both? Look for sweet honey, tangerine, and raisin flavors on a smokey fluid that is sort of a condensed nama flow. Port and Sherry fans rejoice! WORD: Rich WINE: Port/Sherry BEER: Sweet Ales FOODS: Meat and Game, hugely flavored fare, cheese plates and cigars! (2012)