Miyakanbai Zeisen Junmai Daiginjo
The nose on this special sake is a great collection of pear, red grape, veggie, cut grasses, bamboo, and blueberry aromas. With a nose like that what the heck is in the glass? Let’s just say that this ultra Junmai Daiginjo that is made with one of our favorite brewing rice varietal – Kura no Hana milled to 40% remaining – has a sneaky complexity that will baffle and reward your senses with each glorious sip. What the heck is sneaky complexity? Basically, it’s a sake that tastes great and is a joy drinking but it makes you think! Thinking while drinking is the best. Smooth, round, layered, semi-sweet, velvety, rich, and clever this brew is like magic in your glass. Look for pear, yellow apple, grape, sweet rice, and lots of ricey umami licks. And coolest of all the fluid has a rolling richness that literally moves across the palate. A very even and balanced JDG that pokes you in the side of your head as you enjoy each sip, and asks "am I complex or what?" Quaffable Complexity. WORD: Clever WINE: Rich Reds/Layered Whites BEER: Creamy Ales FOODS: Salty and savory fare, sashimi, creamy pasta, shellfish, grilled chicken.