The nose on this superb "Yamahai"-style (traditionally made sake) is a gentle collection of rice, bread, and cocoa elements. Bingo! A great sake at a great price point for what it is! This is a terrific feel-good-in-the-mouth sake that is super smooth and super round with a gentle sweetness of tangy citrus and sweet rice. Talk about velvety - the fluid of this sake is soft and heavy. But that amazing feeling is perfectly matched with unique flavors. Have you ever wanted to drink a lemon cookie with powder sugar on top? This is a very solid introduction to a Yamahai sake that has many attributes of an old-school brew.