Koshi no Kanbai Kinmuku Junmai Daiginjo "Milky Way"
The nose on this newly repackaged classic Niigata sake is a very cool collection of melon, berry, cereal, cucumber, custard, sea foam, and creamy aromas. This is one of those peaceful high-end brews that defines the “phantom finish” style of sake making with lots of whispers and nuances. Smooth, round, soft, silky, fleshy, and elegant, this sake is like biting into a snowball or catching a falling snowflake on your tongue. Look for Asian pear, clover, snow melt, apple, mineral, tomato water, ricey flavors that drink very soft, very silky, and water-like. It’s very fun to feel the gentle texture that is like water but with body and feeling. If you like sake that is gentle and subtle then Kinmuku is for you. WORD: Whisper WINE: Gentle reds/Flinty whites BEER: Crisp Light Beer FOODS: Sushi and sashimi, oysters, shellfish, tofu dishes, lightly steamed chicken and fish.