The nose on this Honjozo sake is a rich collection of caramel, cocoa, earthtone, and maple syrup elements. And guess what? It drinks that way to! Rich, dry and smooth look for your sweet rice, caramel and mild maple syrup licks on a velvety fluid flow. Smooth personified the beauty in this rich and savory beast is that it should drink sweet, but it doesn’t! This is the rich side of sake that drinks more soft than heavy and take note of the very solid finish.