Shizuoka Sake Tasting 5: Takasago & Chuumasa by Etsuko Nakamura

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Etsuko Nakamura of Tokyo Foodcast and Melinda Joe of Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass teamed up to taste two more bottles I sent them. Etsuko was kind enough to send me her notes:

We finally tasted your special hole-in one Chumasa. That was so good!
Thank you for the opportunity to sample a special sake!

Hole-in One
Chumasa Brwery, Shizuoka City.
Dai Ginjo, Hyogo Yamadai Nishiki rice 100%, Rice milled down to 40&. Brewed in February 2007. Not for sale
Subtle melon/banana fruity aroma
Nice finish with slight bitterness, but that bitterness has really
Nice balance and does not stand out
Light and good overall balance

This one went really well with food. It does not stand out by itself,
not like some Daiginjo that screams “look at me”, rather it has very
elegant personality.

The other day at Kaiun, they said Shizuoka Kanpyokai does not like
having too much aroma, but try and keep it really simple.

Fuji Takasago Junmai injo Muroka Nama. Unfiltered and unpasteurized. Rice milled down to 55%
Very fresh “nama” with good balance
I see they have Yamahai and Yamahai Honjozo. I will look for one of these to try next time.
Etsuko Nakamura

2 Responses to “Shizuoka Sake Tasting 5: Takasago & Chuumasa by Etsuko Nakamura”

  1. Etsuko Says:

    Thanks again! Now I am really getting into Shizuoka sake. Your list of kura was very helpful to figure out all kura in Shizuoka. Didn’t realize there were so many!

  2. dragonlife Says:

    Actually there were still 78 in 1953 and over 100 before WWII. I will post them soon!
    More bottles coming!

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