Nagurayama Yokikana Junmai Ginjo "Master's Touch"
The nose on this very "Fukushima-style" sake is a gentle collection of grape, green apple, and Asian pear aromas. Welcome to yet another Fukushima sake that drinks like gold! Fukushima has won more gold medals in the past seven years than any other prefecture and this is not by accident. They make very flavorful and expressive brews that appeal to almost all sake drinkers. Yokikana is a great example of this style. Look for upfront impact, with a very soft and buoyant middle, followed by a clean and dry finish. There is a sweetness that evolves into a dryness, which is really cool. There are hints of powder sugar, apple, and melon that glide on a slippery and silky fluid that finishes very cleanly. Say hello to Fukushima prefecture sip-by-sip with this Master’s Touch. WORD: Slippery WINE: Pinot Noir/French Chardonnay BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Shellfish, oysters, sushi, sashimi, grilled fare.