Yuki no Bosha Chosetsu Junmai Daiginjo “The Sound of Snow”
The nose on this masterpiece sake is an amazing collection of raisin, pear, peach, melon, anise, floral, and tropical fruit aromas. Made by the most respected Toji (master brewer) in the sake world using Yamadanishiki brewing rice milled to 35% this sake is a work of rice and water wonder. Wine drinkers might use the word jammy, as this brew is literally a loaded fruit basket of flavors on a thick and chewy flow. Round, lush, velvety, and smooth look for honey, peach, papaya, mango, pear jam, banana bread, bubblegum, and a hint of white pepper flavors. Some brews glide through the palate and some brews, especially in Akita, coat the mouth with a viscous flow that leaves your senses to enjoy the fluid a little longer and is better for food pairings. In a word this sake tastes expensive, because that is the hallmark of a special sake. WORD: Velvety WINE: Deep Smooth Reds/Chewy Whites BEER: Belgian Ales FOODS: Champagne fair, sushi, sashimi, shellfish, Foie gras.