Daishichi Myoka Rangyoku Junmai Daiginjo “Heavenly Flower”
The nose on this “Once in a lifetime” masterpiece is an amazing collection of rose petal, cream, raisins, bananas, and cotton candy aromas. This sake wasn’t built; it evolved into a superb Daiginjo standing on the shoulders of both the Kimoto and Shizuku style of sake brewing. Throw in 4 years of aging and you get a complexity not found in most sake. Fruit-forward, full-bodied, rich and complex it drinks you more than you drink it. Look for ripe persimmon, raisin, marshmallow, nougat, and woody elements that grow in a wine glass and feel more aged as the fluid warms. Heavenly Flower drinks like rich liquid umami especially in a white wine glass. This is not your dainty and elegant Daiginjo sake, it is a brew that is in the upper stratosphere of the sake-drinking world. Not to be missed in your lifetime! WORD: Masterpiece WINE: Complex Reds/Immense Whites BEER: Creamy Belgians FOODS: Rich cuisines, game, fowl, smoked fish, complex pastas.