Shizuoka Sake Tasting 19-2: Kokkou Brewery

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This is the first sake I tasted at Sugimoto Restaurant on Friday, November 16th, 2007:

Kokkou Brewery has acquired national fame for developping some of the Shizuoka yeasts with the help of Dembei Kawamura

Kokkou Tokubetsu Junmai
Rice: Gohyakumangoku 100%
Rice milled down to 55%
Dryness: +7
Acidity: 1.3
Yeast: Shizuoka HD-1
Bottled in September 2007

Clarity: very clear
Colour: Light golden
Aroma: very fruity/pears/vanilla
Taste: Junmai tingle (lingers on). Fruity: vanilla, pears, almonds.
Stays in mouth and asks questions. Entices to another sip.
Bitter chocolate later revealed. Elegant all thw way. Welcome acidity appears later. Turns more and more complex with next sip.

Overall: An elegant sake for elegant food, whatever its style. Expect it to be very complex according to food sampled.

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