Minato Tsuchizaki Yamahai Nama Genshu "Harbor"
This raw and high-alcohol (21%) brew has ricey, yeasty, minerally and kiwi elements in its aroma make-up. In a word, this sake is a smack in the chops, which is velvety, fat, juicy, extremely expressive and drinks with lots of tingle. Full-bodied and crisp! Not as fruity as the "other can" this beefy Yamahai is on the dryer side for all that is going on. Dig deep and find cinnamon and persimmon hints amongst the zesty and yeasty layers. A larger vessel distributes all of the big alcohol and acidity play better than a smaller cup. WORD: Bold WINE: Massive Reds/Thick whites (Cocktails) BEER: Stouts FOODS: Spicy cuisine, cocktail scene snacks, pizza, ribs.