Koshi no Homare "Kura no Homare"
The nose on this unpasteurized Junmai Daiginjo is a great collection of cherry, pear, apple, white pepper, herbal, wheat, and tropical fruit aromas. Wow! This is a superb fruit-forward Daiginjo that actually drinks more rich than sweet, with layers of spritzy and sexy flavors that float on a fluid that has weight, but drinks light. Stunning stuff that can almost be called “Beefy Elegance.” Not your typical high-end sake. It is round, smooth, juicy, fleshy, and viscous, with a spritzy pop. Look for honey, pear compote, mango, honeydew melon, banana bread, and lots of tropical fruit flavors with a tingly grape and mineral finish. This is one of those brews that drinks dryer than you would think, and has a killer body. WORD: Delicious WINE: Fat Reds/Fruity Whites BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Champagne fare, lobster, crab, caviar, sushi, sashimi, and cheese plates. (2022)