Shizuoka Sake Tasting 18/10: Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery


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That particular posting should interest the Good Beer and Country Boys who have recenly visited this Brewery!
This is the second brew of the very limited Ten=Teki Series, an extravagant Junmai Yamahai!
Note that this is the first Yamahai concocted by this Brewery!

Hamamatsu-Tejingura Brewery: Ten=Teki Junmai Yamahai
Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 50% (absolutely extravagant!)
Dryness: -13
Acidity: 3.1 (very high for Shizuoka!)
Yeast: No9 & Shizuoka NEW-5
Production 1,000 bottles
Bottled in October 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Transparent
Aroma: Fruity and dry, green apples, coffee beans, vanilla, oranges.
Body: Velvety
Taste: Shortish tail. Fruity and velvety attack. Complex. Green apples. Turns dry in mouth with a nice acid finish. Persimmons, oranges, bananas and apricots made an appearance with second sip.
Turns dry with food.

Overall: A very solid sake showing multiple facets backed by a dry acid finish in spite of very sweet figures.
Probably best enjoyed with heavy food.
Unusual sake for Shizuoka!

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2 Responses to “Shizuoka Sake Tasting 18/10: Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery”

  1. LutheranChik Says:

    Question: Once opened, how long can one reasonably keep a bottle of sake, refrigerated? We enjoy sake at our house, but we just can’t finish off a bottle in one or even two days.

  2. dragonlife Says:

    No worries, whatsoever!
    Every time you have finished pouring sake, close the bottle and put it back in the refrigerator, vegetables compartment if you don’t like your sake too cold, or in the normal compartment if you like it chilled. The quicker you drink it the better, but a 720ml bottle shouldbe ok for a week. A 1.8 l. should be ok for 2 weeks if you put it back immediately into the the fridge.
    Do not be afraid of keeping it vey cold. Sake don’t not freeze easily, even at minus 5 degrees Celsius!
    Cheers,
    Robert-Gilles

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