The nose on this modern style Junmai is a mild collection of grape, mineral water, grains, and steamed rice aromas. Smooth, round, juicy, and soft this is a tremendously flavorful brew that feels great in the palate. Look for peach, grape popsicle, fleshy mango, papaya, raisin, cucumber, and pear flavors that drink semi-sweet but superbly balanced. Some sake just taste great, and this is one of those brews. Made by a relatively new sake brewer, it is a good reflection of how the Junmai “Category” is broadening in many flavorful directions. WORD: Juicy WINE: Pinot Noir/Rich Chardonnay BEER: Belgian Ales FOODS: Izakaya fare, salty and savory, fried and grilled, and shellfish.