Sparkling sake re-tasting
I tricked some unsuspecting friends into being sake guinea pigs recently with a surprise re-tasting of Harushika Tokimeki "Palpitation of Sake" sparkling sake. Pat and Sally gamely tried the sake one evening when I am certain they were expecting to relax with either a glass of red wine or a beer. The guinea pigs turned out to be excellent tasters. Below are their comments:
Sally: sparkling pear juice, pears, banana, good with foie gras, delicious
Pat: fruity, disconnect between the smell and the taste, smells like dirty socks [ed: hmmmm]
Rob: should be on the rocks
I was just as pleased with this bubbly as the first time I tried it.
(Harushika Tokimeki “Palpitation of Sake” sparkling junmai sake, SMV –80, acidity 5.5)
Available at True Sake, $14/300 ml