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Shizuoka Sake Tasting 7-5: Fuji-Takasago Brewery

December 18, 2007

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Who said (in Tokyo?) that honjozo were for the locals?
If that is so, I am extremely proud and pleased to be considered one!
In the case of Shizuoka Prefecture, honjozo are probably the most unpredictable and beautiful sake (in my humble peasant opinion…LOL)

Fuji-Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya has come up with another beauty (sorry, I’m repeating myself!):

Shiboritate Otafuku Honjozo

Rice milled down to 60%
Bottled in December 2007

Clarity: very clear

Colour: light golden tinge

Aroma: very fruity: strawberries/pears/melon

Body: velvety

Taste: very fruity at first: lots of strawberries.
Varies shrply and turns complex with food.
Almonds/bitter chocolate wit a hint of acidity.
“Nurukan”, heated to 40~50 degrees: gets drier/still plenty of strawberries. Turns more “aggressive”

Overall: A sake for all seasons. Can be drunk chilled with a reminiscence of ice-cream.
Lots of fruit. The strawberries taste is quite a discovery!
The brewers actually suggest to drink it from on the rocks to nuruma!