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.
Rice polishing ratio 55%
Alcohol percentage 18-19%
Color Bright golden yellow
Acidity and bitter like Japanese citrus
However you can also feel fresh sweet aroma after swallow.
You can enjoy comfortable sweetness like fruit after a nuance of lucid acidity and bitterness.
I enjoyed sake at home with several small dishes like Japanese style tavern last night.
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.
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.
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.