Mutsu Hassen Tokubetsu Junmai "Red Label"
The nose on this super popular Junmai sake is a lively collection of red apple, grape, blueberry, and mango aromas. Some sake breweries are known for a “flagship” brew that symbolizes the brewery and their techniques. Say hello to a very well known sake from a stalwart brewery. Zesty, frisky, spritzy this brew is bright, lively, and juicy and it drinks exactly how they want to make it. Talk about a different breed of brew look for apple, pear, Asian apple pear, peach, and a touch of orange soda flavors that drink crisp in the glass. Again this sake is made with rice and water only but there is a basket full of fruit flavors and even a hint of Jolly Roger Candy. A mid-sized glass works best for the acidity and the action. WORD: Technique WINE: Beaujolais BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Fruit and cheese plates, champagne fare, bright dishes, and American sushi.