KONTEKI TEARS OF DAWN (DAIGINJO)

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The nose on this flavorful Daiginjo is a collection of cherry, mango, tropical fruit, powder sugar and Marigold elements. This is a very unique and sneaky brew that drinks so easy but is so complex. It is supremely smooth and soft in a Kyoto water kind of way, and there is a very sublime peek-a-boo sweetness of pear, apple, and powdered sugar licks that beg the questions are they there or not? Most of the flavorful impact comes at the end of the sip and is late in the swallow – how cool is that? These “tears” are absolutely tears of joy and happiness in a glass!

Profile: Banana custard, anise, silky texture.

Food Pairings: Cauliflower au gratin, la tur cheese, artichokes with melted butter.