Stella Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Muroka Genshu
The nose on this “Drip” or Shizuku sake is a gentle collection of steamed rice, pear, and citrus aromas. Talk about a fun sake! This brew is round, smooth, and semisweet with an upfront fruit explosion followed by a great quick finish. How did they do that? So much flavor, but still so balanced and juicy. Look for layers of fruitiness like pear, mango, berries, and a superb grapefruit tickle. But also keep an eye out for powder sugar and pear hard candy with a very gentle nougat appearance as the fluid warms in the glass. Very silky and slippery and just a fun fruit party in the glass, and it’s just rice and water. WORD: Fruity WINE: Fruity seasonal reds/fruity whites BEER: Sweet ales FOODS: Seafood, shellfish, oysters, sashimi, cold crab.