Kamoizumi Shusen Junmai Ginjo "Three Dots"
This Junmai is on the opposite spectrum to a fruity floral sake. It has a full nose of shiitake mushrooms, woodsy earth-tones and damp leaves. This is a very deep Ginjo that starts soft and ends with a deep exhale of mushrooms and smoked wood. There is a very soft creaminess that is thick and chewy, almost like a moderately sweet sherry, and subtle anisette flavoring turns into a honey-like aftertaste when the sake warms up. This sake is best served room temperature or slightly warmed. WORD: Shiitake Mushroom WINE: Deep Rich Reds BEER: Ambers/Stouts FOODS: Duck, meat, Bar-B-Q, risotto.