Tozai "Living Jewel" Junmai Sake 720ml
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, bright straw color. Vaguely grapey aroma with hints of herbs and anise. Rather low-toned flavors of squash, banana and sweet butter. On the soft wide, but fairly subtle and easy to drink. A midweight example that?s cleanly made but a bit warm.
The Living Jewel's aromas are quite complex, showing white grape, anise and a hint of sweet rice. These same flavors come rushing through the medium-bodied palate, which has a slightly creamy texture followed by a hint of white pepper and fresh herbal notes. The long, clean finish makes this both a great sipping sake as well as a companion to a wide range of foods, from fish and shellfish, to pork and light meats.