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I have wanted to taste a premium sake by Hamamatsu-Tenjigura Brewery/Shusseijo, but it has somewhat been difficult to obtain in this area of Shizuoka Prefecture until I visited Koizumi Saketen (future posting) in Shizuoka City.

This particular Daiginjo named « Tobinkakoi » is a bit of extravagance (not very cheap, either) made from 100% Yamada rice from Hyogo Prefecture milled down to a mere 40%
Dryness: +5
Acidity: 1.3
Yeast: Shizuoka Kobo

Clarity: very clear

Colour: very faint shade of amber

Aroma: light but complex. Ricey, green apples

Body: light, velvety

Taste: Dry, complex. Liquorice, bananas, bitter chocolate, green apples. Soft on the palate.
A welcome acidity lingering with more liquorice. Elegant, even after few sips.

Overall: Elegant/soft/pert. Tastes like an »adult woman ».
Would please both genders as agreat discreet aperitif.