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This is the second time I taste this particular brew by Isojiman Brewery in Yaizu City, and I must say that it definitely felt different from last year, although I enjoyed it as much.
Isojiman Ginjo (2008)
Rice: Yamada Nishiki (Area A/Hyogo Prefecture) 100%
Rice milled down to 50% for the yeast starter and 55% for the rest
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled unpasturized (pasteurized after bottling)
Clarity: very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: Light, discreet. Almonds, coffee beans.
Taste: Short tail. Almonds, coffee beans.
Elegant, soft and complex. « Asking questions ».
Stands well to food.
Alcohol appearing only later.
Turns drier later with more coffee beans.
Overall: Elegant sake. Probably best appreciated on its own. Makes for a superb aperitif.
Has the particularity to disappear from memory, enticing to an extra sip, and again!
Always comes up with a new facet!