Very aromatic nose for a sake--hints of strawberries leading into a full throated attack. Dense flavors of pear, peaches, and melon lead to apricots and spice. A nice finish with the alcohol peeking through with a bit of heat (that's a good thing). Loads of fruit and many layers of flavor for a sake. It is brewed for American tastes instead of the more restrained (and some might say refined) Japanese style. Tasted 8/1/2006.