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This particular bottle from Haginishiki Brewery in Shizuoka City is a bit special. It was offered to me by my good friend, mr. Kawashima. It is a very limited edition sold only to personal clients. You will not find it in shops!
Haginishiki Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
Rice: 100% Homare Fuji
Rice milled down to: 60%
Alcohol: 17=18 degrees
Bottled in December 2007
Clarity: very clear
Colour: light golden tinge
Aroma: Fruity, discreet. Bananas, pineapple.
Taste: Fruity mixed with typical junmai tingle, emphasized by alcohol.
Bananas, almonds, pineapple.
Long tail with pineapple. Dryness revealed with next sip with more almonds and coffee beans.
Overall: A solid, very satisfying sake with a lot of character and body.
Drinks equally well on its own and with food.
Probably best appreciated slightly chilled.