月別アーカイブ: 2014年6月

Tateyama(立山), A sake that never betrays your expectation

Honestly speaking I have not been satisfied by some sakes that I took recently.

And today I had this sake “Tateyama”(立山).

I love every type of sake under the brand name “Tateyama(立山)”, which was proved by today’s sake.

立山無濾過特別純米生原酒, I think it’s difficult for many people to understand the meaning of this long name.

However I think that the enticing aroma and flavor of this sake are surely understood by every people.

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Rice polishing ratio 55%
Alcohol percentage 18-19%
Color Bright golden yellow

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Aroma;
Acidity and bitter like Japanese citrus

However you can also feel fresh sweet aroma after swallow.

Flavor;
You can enjoy comfortable sweetness like fruit after a nuance of lucid acidity and bitterness.

I enjoyed home tavern.

I enjoyed sake at home with several small dishes like Japanese style tavern last night.

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These small dished were cooked by me and my wife using foods I bought in a department store nearby my office.

Sake I had first was this.

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Umenoyado Jyunmai-Ginjyo-shu(純米吟醸酒 Pure Rice Rich Aroma Sake) 梅乃宿純米吟醸酒紅梅

Although it was Jyunmai-Ginjyo-shu, there was seldom a Ginjyo-ka(吟醸香) the fruity aroma typically found in Ginjyo-shu.

I felt rather a bitter and slight acidity aroma of lactic acid.

The taste was mainly acidity with slight bitter.

When it was cooled firmly and had by a wineglass, I could enjoy very lucid taste with fresh bitter.

Since sake spreads in the inner part of a mouth immediately when it is taken by a wineglass, we feel mainly bitter taste by inner part of tongue which has more sence of taste sensitive to bitter more than sweet or acidity.

After drinking 梅乃宿, I tried another sake.

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Shinkai Namazake No.7Yeast Yamahai-moto(Pure Rice Sake brewed by Yamahai Yeast) 神開生酒七號山廃酛 brewed by Fujimoto Bprewery

There was the acidity aroma of a fresh fruits like a lime or a pear, which we can frequently find in freshly pressed sake.

I felt a very slight sparkling first and after that fresh lime like acidity and a little bit heavy sweetness could be felt.

Sweet taste was slightly sticky and I felt it was heavy.

But anyway I could have a very good time in a home tavern.