Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yamahoushi Daiginjo Nama Genshu

This time we are going with a little bit of light and dry with a bang.

Yamahoushi / 山法師
Daiginjo Nama Genshu / 大吟醸生原酒
Alcohol: 18~19% / Polish: 50%
SMV: +4
Brewery: Rokkasen / Yamagata Prefecture

Tasting notes:
On the nose:  Very clean and fresh. Sweet, slightly fruity notes, with hints of rice and yeast.

On the Palate:  Dry with a strong bite off the bat, followed by underlying sweet and fruity characters that give it a nice rounded flavor.  Light to medium bodied.

Other notes:
  • This is a genshu so be careful of the high alcohol content.
  • A little light bodied for your average genshu, but still enough body and spice to keep you satisfied.
  • Coming from Yamagata Prefecture, it has a lot of character. Very fun to drink.
  • Yamahoushi has a full line up of sake, from Junmai and Honjozo, to Junmai Daiginjo.  Under a different label, but same brewery, there is also an Umeshu (plum wine) available. Look forward to more Yamahoushi in future posts!

Meishu no Yutaka staff

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