Tsuji Honten, Mountain Stream Junmai Bodaimoto Namazake NV
This is a ‘fun, funky, exciting’ sake according to its enthusiastic importer. It is made using the ultra-traditional Bodaimoto method and it’s also unpasteurised, so you get some of that nutty nama whiff on the nose before the sake coats the tongue with a lovely richness of flavour that verges on the sweet and honeyed. But then a tautness of texture and lively energy kicks in to balance out that sweetness for a satisfying, dry finish.
Tasters: Anthony Rose
£18 Tengu Sake