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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%
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.