Shizuoka Sake Tasting 9-5: Fujinishiki Brewery


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It has been a long time since I tasted a brew from Fujinishiki Brewery in Shibakawa Cho. When I saw that particular bottle in Matsukaya Department Store, I did not hesitate as for all their production, these are not always easy to find!

Fujinishiki Brewery: Nama Junmai Ginjo Genshu « Juku » (unaltered wahtsoever)
Rice milled down to 55%
Dryness: + 4
Acidity: 1.2
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees
Bottled in February 2008

Clarity: very clear

Colour: almost transparent

Body: velvety

Aroma: discreet. Sesame, biscuits, brown sugar, almonds, walnuts.

Taste: Dry, welcome acidity. Short tail. Almonds, nuts, walnuts,coffee beans, macadamia nuts, bitter chocolate, black sesame.
Turns drier with food.

Overall: Unusual taste for a Shizuoka sake.
Goes well with food, although taste tends to vary quickly from sweet to somewhat acid and dry.
Best enjoyed with food.

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