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Mr. Matsunaga of Matsunaga Saketen finally called me the other day to tell he had finally accepted to separate himself from that bottle made by the defunct Okada Brewery and sell it to me!
The very next day I was at his shop and made the transaction. Tel you the truth it became the most expensive bottle of sake I ever bought, and at the original price at that!
But it deserved it all the way!
In spite of its grand age (brewed in 1997!), it was still eminently drinkable thanks to Mr. Matsunaga’s great care when I finally opened the bottle! Almost sweet, and lingering whatever the food I was partaking of!
When you realize it is Dai Ginjyo, Tsurushi Shibori (which means that the sake was let out naturally from « hanging bags ») and its rice milled down to an extravagant 35%, drynesｓ, +7~9, acidity, 1.0~1.3, you will understand what a loss iwas when Mr. Okada ceased operations in 2006 due to a weakened heart!