Umenishiki Junmai Daiginjo "Gorgeous Plum"
This Daiginjo embodies the definition of “Flavorful Type” sakes, as it has a supremely elegant nose of rose pedals and lichis, and pop with a flavor forward rush of melons and white peach. The flavor components are quite complex, but a shimmery soft viscosity blends perfectly with a muted acidity to give this Daiginjo a well-balanced mouthful. Pound for pound this Daiginjo represents the “closeness to wine” that many beginners must taste to explore the similarities to wine. It is mostly for sipping and is quite difficult to pair food with. WORD: Structured WINE: Soft Chardonays BEER: Honey Wheat Beers FOOD: Very specific food matches such as oysters, scallops in wine, boiled white asparagus, egg rolls.