Tsukasabotan Junmai Daiginjo Genshu "King of Peony"
The nose on this “Genshu” sake is an amazing collection of citrus, peach, melon, mango, and white floral aromas. Wow! What a sake. For a brewery that has been making dry sake since 1603 this is such a masterpiece for those who are blown away by how rice and water can taste like so many fruity flavors and still drinks dry. Simply a masterpiece! Lush, thick, chewy, smooth and incredibly balanced this sake drinks like a dream in your glass. There is a distinctive ripe balance of fruit tones such as grape, blueberry, Mandarin orange, peach, mango, fleshy papaya, and a hint of rock candy and powder sugar flavors. And for the most incredible act of brewing technique this brew has an alcohol content of 17.5%, which you can’t detect in the least. And that is the essence of balance and harmony. A very romantic sake that is great to gift, because everybody loves it. The packaging is superb, and the fluid is a wonder in the sake world. When you want or deserve the best this King of the Peony is for you. WORD: Masterpiece WINE: Ripe Reds/Fruity Wines BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, shellfish, crab, oysters, lobster, cheese plates, Champagne fare.