Hanamikura Aya Futsushu Sake $6.90 / 200ml
For a Futsushu (which is brewed from rice grains polished a mere 70 per cent), this shows considerable refinement in flavour and texture. Spotlessly clean and finely scented, it has a subtle trace of sweetness and impeccable palate balance. A very good-value everyday sake. 15 per cent alcohol.
Food: tempura prawns
Stockist: Sakeshop by Chef’s Armoury, Melbourne; www.sakeshop.chefsarmoury.com/