Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Genshu Shizuku "Pure Drip"
The nose on this sake, that is made in the most labor-intensive style of sake making, is a fantastic collection of tropical mango, papaya, pineapple, bamboo, mountain potato, nuts, grains, and steamed rice aromas. Talk about an elegant sake! This Shizuku is all that and then some with a very gentle and sophisticated elegance that borders on smooth and daring. Light, round, velvety, and clean. It drinks like a gentle dream while on a hammock in a light breeze. Silky and soft, there is a very subtle layer of tannin-like qualities that tease the palate and rewards with a whisper finish. Look for hints of Asian Pear, cucumber, sweet tomato, peach, grapefruit, and shiso on a lush and watery silky flow. There is a very nice dry water duality that makes each sip a velvety rush of quietness. And that is all technique driven. High-End Craft sake at it’s best. WORD: Elegant WINE:
Silky Reds/Dry Whites BEER: Light Ales FOODS: Gentle and soft cuisines, grilled and steamed fish, tofu, sushi, sashimi.