Tasting by the Tokyo Geeks 2

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The Tokyo Geeks were at it again, and I must say that they did pretty well as the sake I sent them came from Sugii Brewery, Fujieda City, a brewery notorious for its unpredictability.
The mystery sake was:
Junmai Ginjo
100% Yamada Nishiki Rice from Hyogo Prefecture
Rice milled down to 50%
Yeast/Kobo: Shizuoka HD-1, NEW-5
Dryness: +5
Acidity: 1.2
Brewed in March 2007.

Etsuko Nakamura‘s notes:
Over all-very nice sake that goes well with food.
Color- yellowish
Aroma- lighter fruit aroma, ginjo aroma
1st sip- nice lingering aftertaste
After 2nd sip- ricey, taste banana at the tip of tongue, burning
sensation at the end

After I was completely defeated at the last week’s tasting, I learned that either my instincts are completely wacked or I cannot always follow the guidelines of “typical” classifications. That being said, I thought this one is ginjo, but could be honjozo or even daigin.

Melinda Joe‘s notes:Color: faint amber tint
Clarity: perfectly clear
Body: leans towards medium
Aroma: delicious, smooth, fruity, hints of citrus and banana
Flavors: lychee, green banana, rice, stinging alcohol, bitter notes in finish
Notes: constantly changing; noticeable tingling at the back of throat; a little sticky; subtle; worked very well with food

This was another hard one. I thought it to be honjozo or ginjo, but…it’s a little too fragrant for honjozo, so Ginjo?


5 Responses to “Tasting by the Tokyo Geeks 2”

  1. Etsuko Says:

    So that was Junmai Ginjo. Last time I did a tasting of Shizuoka sake, I said Honjozo but it was Junmai. I guess my instinct continues to prove wrong! But, hey, it was good, so it does not matter, right?

  2. Etsuko Says:

    Oh, those pictures were after & after!

  3. dragonlife Says:

    Sorry about the pictures, but I thought I saw a difference on one of you! LOL
    Next bottle might come in the middle of June!

  4. Etsuko Says:

    My god! You really like to drill us! So, time for me to send you a little project. You will see……

  5. dragonlife Says:

    Well, you do enjoy it, don’t you?
    Now, what have I landed myself into?

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