A fruity aroma and rich taste evoking Japanese fine muskmelon, along with umami and its accompanying sweetness, make for a very drinkable sake. While ideal for those new to sake, the rich flavor also makes it well suited as an aperitif or starter drink, as well as just the right drink with sweet sauce meat dishes or tomato sauce stew.
It should be very well chilled even more than ordinary sake.
The name Lei comes from the wagtail, a sacred creature in Japanese mythology and messenger of the gods. The official signature of Date Masamune, founder of the Sendai Domain, happens to resemble the long flowing tail of this bird.