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My fellow sake bloggers, especially Timothy in New york will interested by this brew we actually tasted at Oomuraya Brewery in Shimada City last October! The name « Jiro » is that of the fifth-generation Master brewer!
Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu « Jiro » (unpasteurized and unaltered)
Rice: Gohyakumangoku 100%
Rice milled down to 55%
Yeast: Shizuoka Yeast
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees
Bottled in November 2008
Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Light golden tinge
Aroma: Dry, fruity, bananas, spicy
Taste: Strong attack emphasized by the nama and junmai characters. Short tail. Complex. Nice alcohol.
Fruity: bananas, coffee beans, mandarines.
Dry and spicy.
Disappears with pleasant acidity and hints of bananas and bitter chocolate. Memories of sherry wine.
Overall: Very easy to drink despite its nama genshu nature.
A sake devised to stand up and accompany/complement food.
Reveals new facets late regardless whether it is drunk on its own or with food.