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Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku created their brand Garyubai 4 years and achieved international recognition since then. 90% is junmai and this particular bottle is no exception:
Sanwa Brewery/Garyubai Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki Fukuro Tsuri Kashu Nama Genshu
(Unaltered pure original sake pressed through natural hanging inside a bag)
Rice: Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Prefecture) 100%
Rice milled down to 55%
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees (normal for “genshu/original sake”)
Clarity: very clear
Colour: almost transparent
Aroma: Fruity, licorice, pineapple, pear
Taste: Light junmai tingle, almost sweet at first. Bananas and pineapple. Short tail.
Gets drier later inside palate. Bitter chocolate faintly appearing later with food.
Overall: A delicate, elegant sake showing many facets along a changing character. Searching for answers.
Pleasant. Drinks easily for a genshu. Calls for next sip.
Would do well as a session sake.