The epitome of purity, this sake is more subtle and nuanced than most highly aromatic Junmai Daiginjos. It is based on the ideals of Zen Buddhism and “wabi-sabi,” the belief that beauty within the arts should be as understated and pure as a simple strand of pearls. One of two sakes brewed in exactly the same way with the same ingredients, except this one is a Junmai Daignjo and Tears of Dawn has added distilled alcohol to open up aromatics.
Aromas of white flower and Asian pear followed by clean flavors of honeydew, lemon, and a hint of licorice. Finishes elegantly with rich minerality and rice texture.
This is a great sipping sake but also a wonderful companion to scallops, pork, and light meats.