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I have wanted to conduct a tasting of Kokkou Brewery (Fukuroi City) for quite a while, as they are a favourite of mine. Unfortunately medium-sized bottles are not readily available in Shizuoka City. Fortunatey Tanuki No Ana serves one great brew, so I naturally there with a litlle help form Mr. Naruoka!
Denichiro is a limited brew. A junmai ginjo, it is typical of the new kind of sake produced by Shizuoka Prefecture.
Type: junmai ginjo muroka (unfiltered) tobinokakui
Rice Yamada Nishiki 100%
Milled d0wn to 60%
Clarity: very clear
Colour: light golden
Body: light and velvety
Taste: Complex. Liquorice, bananas, bitter chocolate.
Spreads on the palate with more vanilla and bitter chocolate.
Overall: an elegant sake which goes well with any food and entices for another glass!