Rokkasen Temahima Junmai Daiginjo
The nose on this very clever Junmai Daiginjo is a great collection of strawberry, sweet rice, melon, and honey aromas. Say hello to a Yamagata powerhouse sake that is extremely flavorful and one of those reminder sakes that scream, “How can this be made of rice and water only?” Soft, ripe, smooth, round and lush feel the fluid as it cascades flavors down the palate. Look for honeydew, strawberry, sweet pear, and lychee hints that are ripe and expressive. A perfect feel good brew that is juicy and layered and so fruit-forward but not sweet. It’s literally a high five of flavor. Semi-thick, semi-sweet, but with a dry finish that is fully awesome. WORD: Fruity WINE: Complex Reds/Fruity Whites BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Shellfish, oysters, and champagne fare.