The nose on this very smooth futsushu is a mild collection of snowmelt, cherry and balsa wood. This is a very talented sake that is light and dry but so velvety smooth and not crisp. Round and clean this brew is extremely quaffable. Can water be dry? Well this sake drinks like dry water with hints of rice and powder sugar elements. As the fluid warms look for some vanilla tones to surface, but balance is the key to this “Classic’s” success. An everyday drinking sake that tastes like royalty in a glass. WORD: Smooth WINE: easy reds/dry whites BEER: soft ales FOODS: Clean and pristine fare from the ocean, air and ground.