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Shizuoka Sake Tasting 10-5: Takashima Brewery-Junmai Dai Ginjo

March 6, 2008


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As I said in my previous article, I just had the time to taste the 2008 edition of the Junmai Daiginjo concocted by that favourite Brewery of mine, namely Takashima Brewery in Numazu City, at the 2008 Shizuoka Ken Toji Kikizake Kenkyuukai. I chose well!

Takashima Brewery/Hakuin Masamune-Junmai Dai Ginjo
Rice: Komachi
Yeast: Shizuoka NEW-5
Dryness: +3

Clarity: very clear

Colour: almost transparent

Aroma: Fruity-Pineapple. Pleasant and discreet

Body: velvety

Taste: Fruity and solid. Bananas, pineapple. Junmai tingle. Easy to drink.

Overall: I’m looking forward to drink with food. A rare case of a junmai dai Ginjo which can be eserved slightly warmed. Lots of strength and personality.

Shizuoka sake Tasting 10-2: Takashima Brewery

December 3, 2007

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When you look at Takashima Brewery’s labels, you will have to make a point at looking carefully at tha “band” over the main label, as this is the only information you will get (and make sure it goes into your scrap book as well!)

Although, their brews are few, they are definitely out of the oridinary. A favourite? Definitel!

Hakuin Masamune Homare Fuji Junmai Shu

Rice: Homare Fuji
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15=16 degrees
Bottled in October 2007

Clarity: very clear

Colour: almost transparent

Aroma: Light, ricey

Body: velvety

Taste: Complex, but takes time to develop.
Fruits: dark cherries. Junmai tingle. Unexpected and welcome acidity appears with food.
Develops and lingers on the palate after second sip

Overall: Complex, elegant, refined.
A sake you discover as you taste it.
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