Tasting 11-5: Hatsukame Brewery


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This is the third Shizuoka I tasted at Sugimoto on November 16th, 2007

Hatsukame Brewery in Okabe Cho, Shida Gun, has the invaluable habit to come with all kinds of surprises and beauties and this particular sake is certainly no exception!

Tomizoo Junmai Ginjo

Rice: Hyogo Prefecture Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 50%
Dryness: +3.0
Acidity: 1.4
Yeast: No 14

Clarity: very clear

Colour: golden tinge

Aroma: Discreet, sweet, fruity. Anise

Body: Velvety~fluid

Taste: Junmai tingle. Fruity: bananas, pears, melon.
Welcome acidity. Drinks like a « fleeting lover »!

Overall: Supremely elegant. feminine? Probably, although I would be hard put to explain. A sake you cannot remember fully but that you cannot forget!

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