Takachiyo 59 Hanafubuki Muroka Nama Genshu "Chapter Four"
This is another stunning sake in a line-up of brews called “Chapters” by a brewery that is leading the charge in making sake in a “new world” capacity. Celebrating the feeling as much as the flavor. Each sake is made in the exact same way – down to the 59% milling ratio – except they use different rice varietal in each brew. The nose on Hanafabuki is a fresh collection of strawberry, cucumber, cherry, sweet rice, powdered sugar, and floral aromas. Say hello to a lighter Takachiyo “Chapter.” Chewy, zesty, tingly, rich, and with a surprising smoothness this brew drinks several ways – smooth and fleshy, round and floral – light and dancingly. There are upfront flavors of peach, honey, mango, and cherry that are slick and frisky, but the overall drinking experience is light and refreshing. Loads of flavor, but a living lightness that makes this sake extremely unique and drinkable. WORD: Light WINE: Light Reds/Fruity Whites BEER: Light ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, shellfish, grilled fish and chicken, oysters, picnic fare (2021)