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Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery in Hamamatsu City has come up with a great end-of-the-year present: Koshu/Old sake!
Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery: Ten-Teki Koshu (futsushu)
Originally brewed in 1997 and bottled in September 2008 (11 years old!)
Rice: Yamada Nishiki, 40%, Gohyakumangoku, 60%
Rice milled down to 60%(even so it is declared as a futsushu!)
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Yeast: No 9
Production limited to 500 (500 ml)
Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Rich golden hue
Aroma: Rich, strong, port wine, fruity, persimmons, almonds
Taste: Rich and sweet at first. Slightly syrupy. Very fruity: almonds, apricots, persimmons and mandarines.
Finishes with a faint acid note.
Rich balance between sweetness and acidity appearing with food.
Overall: A very original sake!
Rare sweetness for Shizuoka.
Chilled, it drinks as a great aperitif.
At room temperature, eases down a rich port.