Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Senju Brewery-Junmai Daiginjo Homare Fuji

Not many breweries have attempted or been able yet to produce sake of the daiginjo class with Shizuoka-grown Homare Fuji rice but Senju brewery in Iwata City has certainly succeeded!

Rice: Homare Fuji
Rice milled down to 50%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in September 2012

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Golden hue
Aroma: Discreet, elegant, fruity. Pears, apples, banana
Body: Fluid
Taste: Soft attack backed up by a reasonable amount of junmai petillant.
Turns dry very quickly with an elegant turn.
Complex and fruity: almonds, macadamia nuts, cherries, custard.
Disappears very quickly asking many questions.
Elegant and fleeting.
I did not taste it with food for many reasons and drank it at room temperature only.

Overall: Elegant is the only adjective to describe this sake.
Very fleeting to the point of revealing a very feminine personality.
This is the first time I drank a Junmai Daiginjo with Shizuoka-grown Homare Fuji rice.
Both a discovery and a secret!


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Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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