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Please check Shizuoka Gourmet Blog for all the gastronomy in Shizuoka Prefecture!
That particular posting should interest the Good Beer and Country Boys who have recenly visited this Brewery!
This is the second brew of the very limited Ten=Teki Series, an extravagant Junmai Yamahai!
Note that this is the first Yamahai concocted by this Brewery!
Hamamatsu-Tejingura Brewery: Ten=Teki Junmai Yamahai
Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 50% (absolutely extravagant!)
Acidity: 3.1 (very high for Shizuoka!)
Yeast: No9 & Shizuoka NEW-5
Production 1,000 bottles
Bottled in October 2008
Clarity: Very clear
Aroma: Fruity and dry, green apples, coffee beans, vanilla, oranges.
Taste: Shortish tail. Fruity and velvety attack. Complex. Green apples. Turns dry in mouth with a nice acid finish. Persimmons, oranges, bananas and apricots made an appearance with second sip.
Turns dry with food.
Overall: A very solid sake showing multiple facets backed by a dry acid finish in spite of very sweet figures.
Probably best enjoyed with heavy food.
Unusual sake for Shizuoka!