Tenryo Koshu Junmai Daiginjo "Imperial Landing"
This aged sake uses a flower yeast for fermentation and has a nose filled with banana, smoke, potato, sesame, vanilla, and anise elements. This is a perfect “daytime” Koshu sake as it is not heavy and musky, rather it is silky soft and very aromatic. The aging muffles the acidity and brings forth a smoother and layered drinking experience. Look for hints of ripe apricot, and plum flavors highlighted by a touch of raisins. So soft and so fast to the bottom of the glass. WORD: Silky WINE: Soft reds/round whites BEER: Gentle ales FOODS: Complex flavors, grilled fish, thinly sliced meats, asparagus.