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When I visited Kansawagawa-Shosetsu Brewery last month, I bought both ends of their range and deicded to taste their top first. Slightly extravagant of me, I must confess!
Shosetsu Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 35%
Bottled in November 2007
Clarity: very clear
Colour: Golden tinge
Aroma: very discreet, ricey, green apples, pears
Taste: Complex, difficult to catch as varies with food.
Fruity: gardenias, pears, almonds, bitter chocolate.
Later bananas and melon.
Lingers on palate, especially after food.
Overall: Elegant. Fleeting.
At times drier than expected.
Turns extravagant with food.