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Sanwa has received international acclaim since they created the « Garyubai » brew 4 years ago. Thier sake do have to be tasted every year as they are quite original even in this Prefecture.
Sanwa Brewery: Garyubai Junmai
Rice: Gohyakumangoku 90%, Yamada Nishiki 10%.
Rice milled down to 55% (extravagant for junmai)
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees (genshu level)
Dryness: + 2
Bottled in January 2008
Clarity: very clear
Colour: almost transparent
Aroma: light and dry. Fruity: pineapple, apricot
Taste: Short tail. Strong and pleasant alcohol backed by junmai tingle. Dry. Pineapple, apricot, almonds.
Overall: Drinks very well with any food.
Varies little with food, occasionally sweetens and turns milder.
A bit « macho » but very pleasant.