The ’45’ is graceful and elegant with rice polished to 45%. This well-balanced sake offers a light sweetness and vibrant acidity. Notes of ripe cantaloupe, fennel, and cotton candy lead to a palate of apricot, anise, and pear. This is wrapped up by a dry, wistfully clean finish. An extremely popular sake from the world famous Asahi Shuzo brewery! Wonderful pairings for the ’45’ include fatty tuna sashimi, mushroom risotto, and prosciutto ham.