Shizuoka Sake Tasting 1-4: Morimoto Brewery

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It’s been a long time since I have personally tasted a bottle (they tend to be forwarded to special friends!) from Morimoto Brewery!
He is, and probably will be for a long time to be, my favourite Brew Master! His sake are a true reflection of his maverick character: highly personal and full of hidden treasures!
Incidentally this was the second bottle tasted at by the Hamamatsu Geeks on March 21st.

Morimoto Brewery: H. Morimoto-Secret Unfiltered
Rice: Homare Fuji (Shizuoka)
Rice milled down to 60%
Genshu Junmai/unaltered
Alcohol: 17~18%
Dryness: +5.5
Acidity: 2.0 (high for Shizuoka)
Limited production: 540 l.

Clarity: very clear

Colour: almost transparent

Aroma: dry, discreet and fruity/melon, pineapple, bananas, apricot

Body: fluid

Taste: Fruity/melon, almonds.
Junmai tingle, strong genshu impression.
Coffee beans and bitter choclate appearing later.
Short tail. More coffee beans with further sips.

Overall: Strong sake. Fits so well to any food.
Foreigners agreed it tastes like a strong white wine.
Would bring it to a blind tasting back at home in France!

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2 Responses to “Shizuoka Sake Tasting 1-4: Morimoto Brewery”

  1. Zen Says:

    Oshiiii desu!!!

  2. dragonlife Says:

    It’s Zen, too!

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