The color is clear, with just the slightest hint of straw. Green grapes and kiwi show on an intensely fruity nose. On the palate green grapes and pistachio give way to white pepper and cocoa. Clean and round, with a smooth mouth feel, this would pair well with stone crab. 90 points. DBH

WHO: Kaetsu Shuzo
WHAT: Sake
WHERE: Niigata
HOW MUCH: $17 for 300 ml bottle (media sample)

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