Shizuoka Sake Tasting 17: Sanwa Brewery Tankan Watarifune
Tankan Watarifune : Hoosuu is actually a Garyuubai variety brewed by Sanawa Brewery (Shizuoka City, Shimizu Ku) under the name of a private brand.
This Garyubai is made with a very unusual/rare brand of rice called “Tankan Watarifune” which was resurected from a mere 30 g. found by chance!
Nama Junmai Ginjo
Rice: 100% Tankan Watarifune
Rice milled down to 55%
Brewed in February 2007
Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Light gold
Aroma: ricey, light, star anise, bananas
Taste: complex, liquorice, banana, gardenia. On second sip reveals some acidity and bitter chocolate which subsequently turn agreeable.
Overall: a light but well-rounded adult sake
Goes very well with any food, particularly oily fried food and meat.
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