Shizuoka Sake Tasting 6/4: Kumpai Brewery/Meguriai

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This particular bottle is quite different from the other brews I introduced from that Brewery in Shizuoka City as it a very dry tokubetsu honjyozo!

Kumpai Brewery, Meguriai Tokubetsu Honjyozo

Rice: 100% Miyamanishiki milled down to 55% (extravagant!)
Dryness: +6.5 (high for Shizuoka)
Brewed in May 2007

Clarity: very clear

Colour: Taransparent

Body: light

Aroma: discreet, ricey

Taste: very dry, ricey, a little syrupy on the palate ending with a marked acidity

Overall: Easy to drink, very dry, would go well with chocolate/cold meats


4 Responses to “Shizuoka Sake Tasting 6/4: Kumpai Brewery/Meguriai”

  1. Etsuko Says:

    Melinda and I had nice chat with people from Kunpai on Sunday. I will send you some pictures. They were laughing about your mystery sake being completely stripped with no trace of labels! Nice people and nice sake.

  2. dragonlife Says:

    Dear Etsuko!
    They are very nice people indeed at Kumpai, and are becoming so popular they have to refuse visitors sometimes. The son is really enthsiastic and I suspect he is becoming the force behind the recent improvement of this tiny brewery!
    By the way, you did not tell me you were visiting them last Sunday!
    We did not play cricket because the ground was flooded! I could have met you!
    Next time you come to Shizuoka, call me!

  3. Etsuko Says:

    So, by now, you know I met them in Tokyo! I am sure to call you when I am going West.

  4. dragonlife Says:

    I completely mixed it up as usual!
    Problem is Shizuoka Breweries don’t do enough advertisement of their own!

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