When warmed to around 100º F., the texture and flavor build, bringing out more intense umami while still retaining softness of texture. Savory elements of salted custard, cocoa nib, banana bread, toasted nuts and mineral are evident.
Rei presents a hint of white flowres, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon. In the mouth, it is smooth and lightly creamy with a savory component that comes further forward as the sake warms gradually in the glass.
At room temperature, this sake offers a balance of subtle fruit and dry grains. Aromas include yellow apple, wheat bread, and dry oatmeal. Flavors are Asian pear, oatmeal, spice and a touch of salt. When warm, the savory attributes are amplified. Scents o