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I said the other day I had developped this special relation with Sogatsuru Hagi no Kura Brewery, but I have just finished the last bottle I had in stock! Will have to travel far to find the next one unless I can convince one of my liquor shop owners/friends to fetch me one!
Sogatsuru Hagi no Kura Brewery Junmai
Rice milled down to 55%
Bottled in August 2007
Clarity: very clear
Colour: Light Golden Tinge
Aroma: Fruits, bananas, mango, pineapple
Taste: Sweet at first with a characteristic junmai tingle. Fruity: bananas, mango, bitter chocolate, almonds.
Turns quickly dry. Mango and bananas linger on the palate.
Overall: « Shizuoka Type » sake. Very pleasant. Reveals new facets with food.
On its own tastes like a dessert drink at times. Drinks so well with food. wouldn’t take anyone much time to guzzle down!
Can also be enjoyed as « nurukan », I would say at a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius. Slightly chilled in summer could be a good idea, too.