Shizuoka Sake Vintage (3): Fuji Takasago Brewery Vintage
Fuji Takasago Brewery Vintage: I suppose I’ll have to repeat every time, but I have the particular luck to know a liquor shop, Matsunaga Saketen (Japanese), whose owner, Mr. Matsunaga, has collected and safely stored sake from the Showa Era, that is, since 1988 and before! He even has introduced his stock on the internet, a document that any Japanese-reading sake-lover ought to consult!
Melinda, Etsuko and even Tim are going to scream again for my skin as I continue exploring the whole Shizuoka stock (repeat, LOL)
Actually this particular bottle could also be called « A Last Bottle » as it was produced in 1985, that is, when the Brewery in Fujinomiya City was still called Takasago Brewery before it became Fuji-Takasago Brewery after its merging with a shareholding company.
Takasago Brewery: Daiginjo
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice milled down to 40%
Yeast: No 10
Brewing (moromi) period: 35 days
Alcohol: 17.3 degrees (high)
Dryness: +7 (very dry)
Acidity: 1.1 (very low)
Amino acids: 1.2
Fermented in 1985
Bottled in November 1986
Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: Dry, Fruity: melon. Alcohol
Taste: Short tail. Dry. Complex. Strong alcohol. Almonds.
Lingers on sweetish on second sip.
Turns dry with coffee beans on third sip.
Drinks well with food. Tends to turn sweet with salty food.
Overall: A true vintage sake. Could have been stored safely for many more years!
Aggressive at first. Turns mellow with food. Extremely well-preserved.
A complex experience. Clearly made with a different mindset.
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23 Shizuoka Sake Tasting 7-4: Fuji-Takasago Brewery
24 Shizuoka Sake Tasting 7-3: Fuji-Takasago Brewery
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