Shizuoka Sake Tasting 11-4: Hatsukame Brewery

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This was the second bottle tasted by the Shizuoka Geekes during their third tasting session.
Hatsukame Brewery in Okabe-cho, Shida Gun, are particularly proud of this brew. It is their “Vintage Brew” as they reproduce it every year according to the same exacting techniques. They actually call it “Hatsu 2007 Kame”

Hatsu 2007 Kame
Dai Ginjo
Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 45%
Bottle contents: 500 ml
Bottled in February 2007

Clarity: Very clear

Colour: almost transparent

Aroma: Anise, apples

Taste: Complex. Orange peels. Apples. Welcome alcohol tingle. Bitter chocolate appears later.

Overall: A beauty!
Almost tastes like a very dry Cointreau. The Brew Master’s special recommendation!
Should be drunk on its own, preferably after food.

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