Fuji Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya City chose a Diamond as their emblem some time ago and they are producing a whole series with their mark on labels.
You will find it even on their caps!
Actually the emblem is a Diamond with Mount Fuji inside!
The pink color and the small label across the bottle are definitely celebrating the cherry blossoms!
Rice milled down to 60%
Dryness: + 5
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Pasteurized inside the bottle
Bottled in February 2012
Clarity: Very clear
Color: Almost transparent
Aroma: Assertive and fruity. Banana, melon. Sweet alcohol
Body: Fluid and slightly syrupy
Taste: Strong junmai petillant attack with a lot of fruit.
Complex. Turning very dry inside the palate.
Melon, oranges, almonds. Disappears on an ever drier note
Dry oranges take the upper hand with food.
Stays very dry with food.
Stays dry but acquires more fruitiness once away from food with a comeback by nuts and oranges.
Overall: A very pleasant sake probably best appreciated slightly chilled.
Typical Shizuoka sake for all seasons.
Equally enjoyed on its own or with food.
The strong junmai petillant and oranges make for a heady sake!
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