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Kumpai Brewery in Shizuoka City is in full swing again and produced their first shinshu/new sake in a jiffy! I grabbed one as soon as I saw it!
Kumpai Hatsu Shibori/Kura Ichiban no Shinshu/Tokubetsu Honjozo Nama
First Press/First Brewery New sake/Tokubetsu Honjozo Unpasteurized
Rice milled down to 60%
Bottled in December 2007
Clarity: very clear
Colour: light golden tinge
Aroma: light and fruity/pineapple, vanilla, banana
Taste: Nama and alcohol tingle. Very fruity: banana/almonds.
Lingers long and soft inmouth with a nice tingle.
Overall: Tasty and heady. The nama tingle is strong, making it a sake suited for food.
Very fruity. Becomes drier inside mouth after a while.