Nabeshima Junmai Daiginjo "Aiyama"
The nose on this New World style sake is a lively collection of strawberry, peach, honey, tangerine, nectarine, and mineral water aromas. Say hello to an extremely popular new-age sake that drinks similar to how the label looks - spritzy, tingly, silky, expressive, lively, and juicy. Talk about exciting sake, this brew literally dances in the glass with a wide flavor field including berries, rock sugar, peach, mango, passion fruit, white raisin, strawberry Pixy Stix, and guava hints. Fun and crisp, this Daiginjo made with the very pricey Aiyama rice varietal is a great brew to share with somebody who is new to sake and with those who want to see the new players in the industry. WORD: Fun WINE: Zesty Reds/Spritzy Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, Champagne fare, crab, lobster, caviar.