sato no homare sake mountain crossing
apple, banana, melon, flower, herb, spice, rice, chestnut, chocolate, dry grape, sherry and caramel sauce
fruit, flower, stone and salt
"Very pale yellow. Highly nuanced nose combines spices, pepper, oyster shell and earth, plus a snap pea note that reminded me of gruner veltliner. Densely packed and very dry, even austere, but with a light touch. Rather rigorous and ungiving: I think of this as an old-school style of sake. Very distinctive sake that will not be for everyone. Reportedly the emperor's favorite sake , and made by the oldest active brewery in Japan, dating back 55 generations."