Watanabe Shuzoten Junmai Muroka Genshu 50 "W Aiyama"
The nose on this exciting Daiginjo is an outstanding collection of strawberry, white peach, lychee, mango, honeydew, condensed milk, and other tropical fruit aromas. Drinking sake is supposed to be fun, and nothing is more fun than sipping a sake that has an impact and incredible flavors. This “W” has both, as it is a Genshu (undiluted 17% ABV) and Muroka (non-charcoal filtered) that allows for more body and attitude that drinks vivid and expressive. The brewers use Aiyama sake brewing rice, which is considered the “Diamond” of rice for its balanced umami and its ability to produce fruit tones that are out of this world. Look for pear, strawberry, mango, papaya, peach, lychee, sorbet, and mineral water flavors that glide through the palate on a velvety, slippery, ripe, and lush flow. This is liquid luxury at its best. WORD: Aiyama WINE: Juicy Reds/Jammy Whites BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, lobster, crab, shrimp, cheese and fruit plates, pâté, caviar, and dim sum.