Nishida Denshu Tokubetsu Junmai "Country Squire"
This ultra-popular Junmai comes from a brewery that only makes 50,000 cases per year, which creates a hyper-demand for such a well-structured and flavorful sake. With a nose of soft grass tones and floral elements, "Denshu" has full flavored beginning of dried fruits and a subtle vanilla under-current. It is a very clean and fresh tasting sake that has a great deal of "umami" in its make-up. It also is rich and deep, which spells out the fact that this Junmai is so well-built that it is both strong and light. WORD: Umami WINE: Deep Reds/Robust Whites BEER: Strong Ales FOODS: Grilled everything, sushi, French fries.