Shizuoka Sake Tasting 19: Kokkou Brewery/Denichiro

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I have wanted to conduct a tasting of Kokkou Brewery (Fukuroi City) for quite a while, as they are a favourite of mine. Unfortunately medium-sized bottles are not readily available in Shizuoka City. Fortunatey Tanuki No Ana serves one great brew, so I naturally there with a litlle help form Mr. Naruoka!

Denichiro is a limited brew. A junmai ginjo, it is typical of the new kind of sake produced by Shizuoka Prefecture.
Type: junmai ginjo muroka (unfiltered) tobinokakui
Rice Yamada Nishiki 100%
Milled d0wn to 60%
Dryness: +7
Acidity: 1.3

Clarity: very clear

Colour: light golden

Body: light and velvety

Aroma: Ricey

Taste: Complex. Liquorice, bananas, bitter chocolate.
Spreads on the palate with more vanilla and bitter chocolate.

Overall: an elegant sake which goes well with any food and entices for another glass!

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