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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%
Dryness: +5.0
Bottled in December 2007

Clarity: very clear

Colour: light golden tinge

Aroma: light and fruity/pineapple, vanilla, banana

Body: Velvety

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.

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