Shizuoka Sake Tasting 20-3: Isojiman

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Isojiman has acquired a universal reputation for perfection. Their brews are truly perfect, but sometimes too perfect in the sense they would sometimes benefit from more individuality. Fortunately, the Brewery has recently ventured in the world of individualistic characterization for the great joy of sake lovers.
Isojiman Junmai Daiginjo Yamada Nishiki is a perfect example:

Isojiman Junmai daiginjo Yamada Nishiki
Rice: Hyogo Prefecture 100%
Rice milled down to 40%
Dryness: +4~4.5
Acidity: 1.25
White lees/Kasu ratio: 62~67%

Clarity: very clear
Colour: almost transparent
Aroma: Fruity, bananas, pears, vanilla
Body: Velvety
Taste: Junmai tingle. Complex and elegant. Fruity: bananas, almonds, pears. Lingers in the mouth. Grapes later revealed.
Acidity revealed by food

Overall: extravagant, fruity, elegant, lots of fruit lingering in palate calling fro another sip.
Very complex.
A sake you would happily get lost into!

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