Wakatake Onikoroshi Junmai Ginjo "Demon Slayer"
The nose on this sake that is made by a new master brewer at Wakatake is a gentle collection of blueberry, melon, sweet rice, and apple tones. This new "Demon Slayer" drinks far more controlled and drinkable than the former version, as it is slightly more reserved and dry. Gone are the fruit pops, but there is a gentle collection of fruit elements such as ripe pear, cooked grapes, fruit component with a hint of blueberry. Even and well balanced this brew has a new smoothness that does well in the mouth. Semi-fat, semi-dry and a lurking subtle rich sweetness only comes forth as the fluid warms and that is why the toji likes drinking it at room temp. WORD: Smooth WINE: Pinot Noir/Fat whites BEER: Creamy ales FOODS: Very versatile and can stand cuisines from salty and savory to spicy with big acidity.