Shizuoka Sake Tasting 18: Hamamatsu-Tenjigura Brewery

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I have wanted to taste a premium sake by Hamamatsu-Tenjigura Brewery/Shusseijo, but it has somewhat been difficult to obtain in this area of Shizuoka Prefecture until I visited Koizumi Saketen (future posting) in Shizuoka City.

This particular Daiginjo named “Tobinkakoi” is a bit of extravagance (not very cheap, either) made from 100% Yamada rice from Hyogo Prefecture milled down to a mere 40%
Dryness: +5
Acidity: 1.3
Yeast: Shizuoka Kobo

Clarity: very clear

Colour: very faint shade of amber

Aroma: light but complex. Ricey, green apples

Body: light, velvety

Taste: Dry, complex. Liquorice, bananas, bitter chocolate, green apples. Soft on the palate.
A welcome acidity lingering with more liquorice. Elegant, even after few sips.

Overall: Elegant/soft/pert. Tastes like an”adult woman”.
Would please both genders as agreat discreet aperitif.

2 Responses to “Shizuoka Sake Tasting 18: Hamamatsu-Tenjigura Brewery”

  1. Melinda Says:

    You know what time it is! I think I’ve been spoiled drinking so many breweries’ tobingakkoi. But why settle for less than the best?

  2. dragonlife Says:

    I don’t know what happened, but the drinking notes had disappeared! Sorry!
    All back in!

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