Uzume Tennyo no Mai Junmai Ginjo "Dance of Maiden"
The nose on this very interesting sake is a unique collection of cocoa, rice cereal, honey, banana, and cream aromas. Some sakes just feel good in the palate! This is one of those brews that is round, lush, velvety, chewy, and smooth. It has some weight to it, which means long legs in the wine vernacular. Made with an ancient varietal of rice called Kamino Oh and milled to 60% this brew has a lower alcohol content of 14%, which is surprising because it does drink so rich and full with loads of umami in each sip. Look for hints of sweet rice, persimmon, sea salt caramel, clementine, pear, apple, and sunflower seeds. Rich, round, and plump this brew is also good for warming where a lot of cocoa comes forth. WORD: Umami WINE: Deep Reds/Creamy Whites BEER: Creamy Ales FOODS: Rich and complex cuisines, pastas, fried foods, meat, and fowl.