Kawatsuru Junmai Ginjo "Olive"
The nose on this unique and tasty brew from Kagawa is a cool collection of grape, pear, melon, vanilla, chive, and peach aromas. The sake world continues to express itself in different techniques and ingredients. Made with an Olive Yeast (Kobo) this brew was built to showcase Kagawa in a bottle of sake. Some sake is made with flower yeast or fruit yeast, but this is a first for us. Does it taste like olives? Not really, rather it drinks smooth, round, fruity, and a little rich. Look for pear, peach, green apple, white grape, cotton candy, orange, apricot, grapefruit, and a touch of salinity with a tantalizing acidity play. It drinks both chewy and watery on the lighter and dryer side with a peppery finish. A unique concept sake that is drinkable and thinkable. WORD: Olive Yeast WINE: Fruity Reds/Dry Whites BEER: Herbal Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, light fare, grilled fare, Yakitori, and olives.