Shizuoka Sake Tasting 1/8: Morimoto Brewery

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Mr. Morimoto in Kikugawa City shows his individuality as far as his Brewery is concerned. He actually calls it “Koubou”, that is “Factory”
Despite this appellation, he ptoduces some extraordinary nectars!

Morimoto Brewery: Jizake Kobou, Sayogoromo, Junmai Shiboritate Genshu (unaltered)
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees
Dryness: + 4.0
Acidity: 1.9 (high for Shizuoka)
Bottled in January 2009

Clarity: Very clear
Aroma: Powerful. Alcohol. Fruity: pineapple. Memories of licorice.
Body: Velvety
Taste: Softer attack than expected. Well-rounded. Shortish tail. Complex. Fruity: pineapple, vanilla, bananas, bitter chocolate. Junmai tingle mellowing into a dry finish.
Unusual but welcome acidity for a Shizuoka sake.

Overall: A soft, well-rounded sake in spite of high alcohol.
Becoming more complex with the next glass. Need for second and third glass to really appreciate.
Characteristic sake from a maverick brewer!

Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery


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3 Responses to “Shizuoka Sake Tasting 1/8: Morimoto Brewery”

  1. zerrin Says:

    After drinking this sake, you can taste a demitase of Turkish coffee. We do so when we drink raki.

    cheers from Turkey

    • dragonlife Says:

      Dear Zerrin and Regina!
      Interesting to notice that friends leaving comments on drinks are mostly ladies! LOL

      Turkish coffee? I wished we could drink the real stuff in Japan!
      As for the sake quality, I’m lucky again as Shizuoka Prefecture produces some (a lot actually) of the
      best sake in Japan! Well, wherever good food is available, superlative drinks are!

      To your health!

  2. Regina Says:

    You are a lucky man I must say. I love sake, but I can almost bet I have nothing quite like these.

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