Tentaka "Silent Stream" Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
The ultimate luxury sake that is made from the most premium of all rice strains and polished down to an exceedingly labor-intensive 35%. Out of the 24 grades of Yamada Nishiki rice, this sake is made from the very highest (Toku A Tokujo-Mai) and then made in the non-pressed free run shizuku style resulting in extreme purity. Silent Stream is named after the clear and untouched water that that originates deep in the jagged, snow-covered Nasu Mountains.
Soft lime, mint, and lychee dominate the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of honeydew, pear and fresh cut hay amplified by vibrant acidity. The laser-focused finish has an enjoyable dusty character with clean anise-like flavors.
Pair with red snapper with lemon and mint, stilton with apricots, pate.