Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Eikun Brewery-Eikun Daidai Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu (conducted at La Sommeliere in Shizuoka City)

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I don’t mind repeating it all the time but I prefer conducting sake tastings in the right environment but not many places are propitious for that exercise or willing to help.
But La Sommeliere in Miyuki Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City is certainly becoming a habit as not only I can conduct my tasting in the best conditions possible but also exchange views at the same time!

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This time we conducted the tasting of a brand new brew by Eikun Brewery in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City:
Eikun Daidai (“orange” for “rnage label”) Junmai (no pure wrice alcohol blended in) Ginjo Muroka (unfiltered) Nama (unpasteurized) Genshu (no pure water blended in)!

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Rice: Bizen Ohmachi (Okayama Prefecture)
Rice milled down to 55%
Yeast: Shizuoka HD-101
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees
Dryness: +6
Acidity: 1.6
Bottled in March 2015

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Clarity: very clear
Color: faint golden hue
Aroma: dry and fruity. Banana, custard. Hints of pineapple and mango
Body: fluid
Tasting: very dry and fruity attack backed up with strong junmai petillant and pleasant acohol.
Complex. Dark chocolate, chestnuts, cashew nuts, banana.
Lingers for a short while warming up the palate before before departing on notes of dry coffee nuts, dark chocolate and oranges.

Overall: Eminently enjoyable on its own in spite of its strong alcohol.
Would superbly marry with cheese and chocolate in particular.
For all its declared “macho” approach would probably please ladies more.

LA SOMMELIERE

420-0857 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 7-5, Aiseido Bldg, 1F
Tel. & Fax: 054-266-5085
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00 (~20:00 on Sundays and Holidays)
Entirely non-smoking!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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