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Shizuoka Sake Tasting 16/7: Sugii Brewery

September 20, 2008


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September is always a busy month for Sugii Brewery in Fujieda City when they put on sale special brews matured over the year.
This particular sake has just been awarded a Trophy for “Best Ginjo” by the Tasting Panel at the International Sake Challenge 2008 held in Tokyo on July, 8th, 2008!

Suginishiki Extra Ginjo
Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100% (Hyogo Prefecture)
Fermented rice (kooji) milled down to 40%
Added rice milled down to 50%
Alcohol: 15.9 degrees
Dryness: +9
Acidity: 1.1 (very low)
Yeasts: Shizuoka HD-1 and NEW 5
Pasteurized only once
Bottled in August 2008

Clarity: Very clear
colour: Light golden tinge
Aroma: Light and sharp. Pineapple, green apple
Body: Velvety~fluid
Taste: Shortish tail
Fruity and complex: pears. green apples
Elegant and discreet.
From fruity turns quickly very dry, especially with food with added complexity.
Bitter chocolate and coffee beans appearing later with more food.

Overall: As usual, another pleasant surprise! Definitely for dry sake lovers!
Mr. Sugii seems to come up with another creation every time I taste his sake!
Drinks so well with or without food.
Should please both genders. tends to disappear quickly!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 16/5: Sugii Brewery

May 24, 2008


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Sugii Brewery in Fujieda City has always distinguished itself for venturing into new and forgotten roads and has recently acquired national fame for its traditional “kimoto” sake.

Sugii Brewery: Suginishiki Tokubetsu Junmai “Kimoto Shikomi”
Rice: Shizuoka Yamada Nishiki
Rice milled down to 60%
Dryness: +7
Acidity: 1.5
Alcohol: 15.6 degrees
Yeast: Shizuoka HD-1
Yeast starter: “Kimoto”
Bottled: April 8th, 2008

Clarity: very clear
Colour: Light Golden Tinge
Aroma: Light and dry. Melon
Body: Velvety~fluid
Taste: Short tail. Complex. Very dry at first.
Fruity, melon, coffee beans
Turns gentle with food accompanied with more melon.

Overall: “Old fashioned” sake. Rare taste in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Very dry. Drinks well with any food.
Alcohol with coffee beans will appear with salty food in spite of its junmai status.

Maboroshi Sake: Kuromai by Sugii Brewery

December 9, 2007

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Here is one sake I may never taste, hence the expression, “Maborおshi Sake”!

In 2000 Kinnosuke Sugii, the owner and Master brewer at Sugii Brewery (Suginishiki) in Fujieda City, came up with one of his annual creations: Kodaimai Kurozake (Ancient Rice, Black sake) Honjozo.
At this time my good friend Takahiro Nagashima of Nagashima Saketen in Shizuoka City acquired two bottles of this very limited one-time only brew and decided to let them mature for a s long as possible. He drunk the first bottle last year and found supremely good.
Yesterday, December 6th, he showed me the second bottle he hoped to let mature some more time and allowed me to take a picture for posterity.
He promised me he would invite me when he decides to finally open it!
A sort article for a long wait….
I might as well as grab Mr. Sugii’s next creation for my own cellar!