Shizuoka Sake Tasting 7-2: Fuji Takasago Brewery/Junmai Ginjo
Fuji-Takasago Brewery/Junmai Ginjo: Tasting can either become a heavy load on your liver or on your purse. I usually acquire 720ml bottles, but whenever I can grab those 300ml flasks, I don’t hesitate as they allow me to go through a lot of brews and limit myself to one sample a day. Thinking there are well over 300 brews to taste, I have no worries about psoting articles!
This particular brand was one of four I bought yeaterday. I gave it priority as it is from Fuji-Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya City, quite a long way from Shizuoka City
It is a “nama” (unpasteurized) junmai gunjo bottled in May 2005
The only indication about rice was that is was milled down to 58%.
Clarity: very clear
Colour: very light golden tinge
Aroma: light but sharpish/ricey
Taste: Very light with a welcome lingering tinge on the palate. Banana, roasted nuts/liquorice
Overall: Very easy to drink, in spite of its “nama” nature. A little weak for some maybe. Well suited for beginners