Tsuchida Kimoto Junmai Namachozo "White"
The nose on this extremely unique and very drinkable pole-rammed traditionally made sake has a stunning nose filled with cherry, Oak, lemon peel, ocean water, sugar, and nutty aromas. First, let’s get nerdy! This is probably the softest and smoothest sake that you will ever taste with an acidity level of 2.3! Where did the acidity go? You simply cannot taste or feel this very high level, and it might have something to do with the low ABV of 14% or with the fact that it’s built on the sweeter side that actually doesn’t drink all that sweet. Is it the local Gunma eating rice? Is it the Kimoto magic? Whatever it is, this sake is a tasty lesson in a glass, because it shows you how good brewing can make great sake. Look for loads of gentle flavors like honeydew melon, Asian pear, white grapes, bamboo, and spring water. The other awesome quality is that the overall smoothness has body, which makes this brew slippery, silky, and juicy as if it’s a water play. This is very noticeable when warming this subtle beast, because it creates a soft and gently sweet warm sake experience. Refreshing sake that is like a master class in the glass. WORD: Soft WINE: Merlot/Plump Whites BEER: Light Beer FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, pub fare, salty, savory, and steamed fish and veggies.