Shizuoka Sake Tasting 7-5:Fuji Takasago Brewery Shiboritate Otafuku Honjozo
Fuji Takasago Brewery Shiboritate Otafuku Honjozo: Who said (in Tokyo?) that honjozo were for the locals?
If that is so, I am extremely proud and pleased to be considered one!
In the case of Shizuoka Prefecture, honjozo are probably the most unpredictable and beautiful sake (in my humble peasant opinion…LOL)
Fuji-Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya has come up with another beauty (sorry, I’m repeating myself!):
Shiboritate Otafuku Honjozo
Rice milled down to 60%
Bottled in December 2007
Clarity: very clear
Colour: light golden tinge
Aroma: very fruity: strawberries/pears/melon
Taste: very fruity at first: lots of strawberries.
Varies shrply and turns complex with food.
Almonds/bitter chocolate wit a hint of acidity.
« Nurukan », heated to 40~50 degrees: gets drier/still plenty of strawberries. Turns more « aggressive »
Overall: A sake for all seasons. Can be drunk chilled with a reminiscence of ice-cream.
Lots of fruit. The strawberries taste is quite a discovery!
The brewers actually suggest to drink it from on the rocks to nuruma!