Vintage sake is not all that common, but they do exist and serve to showcase the differences in rice harvest years. Kuheiji is a cult brewery from Aichi prefecture spearheading the “next generation” of toji (brewmasters). This is an intense sake with vibrant aromas of ripe citrus fruit, herbs and fennel. There’s a delicate sweetness balanced by lively acidity and solid core of citrus/tropical fruit. Quite complex, and a great companion to the pan-seared Wagu beef and sea salt.