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I’ve started tasting through the range of brews concocted by this very small brewery in Numazu City. And the best way is to drink with dinner at home (while my better half is drinking wine!). This bottle probably sports the most traditional Japanese label picture in this picture with Mount Fuji and pine trees.
It is a futsushu/ »normal sake », but absolutely extravagant for its kind.
Watanabe Brewery/Fuji no Tago
Rice milled down to 70% (!)
Clarity: very clear
Colour: light golden tinge
Aroma: Fleeting/dry fruit
Taste: Dry fruit/dried persimmons/Almonds/Plums/dried apricots
Starts sweet to quickly tail off drier.
Shows different facets with food. Short tail.
Overall: As stated before, untypical sake for Shizuoka Prefecture.
Goes down very well with food.
Can be appreciated at all temperatures, although best at room temperature in my own view. Almonds taste increase with food.
Easy to drink.