Akashi-Tai Honjozo Genshu Tokubetsu Japanese Sake

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alc./vol: 19%

Proof: 38°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Japan Japan


'Genshu' means natural strength and this sake comes from the same tank as Akashi-Tai's Honjozo but this undiluted version has a much fuller palate. Made from Gohyakumangoku rice from Hyōgo Prefecture polished to 60% (40% removed).

Pronounced 'Ack-Ash-Ee-Tie Hon-Joe-Zo Gen-Shoe'.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 29/04/2021


Clear, very faint straw-green hue.


Beeswax, white flower petals and fermenting green apple with faintly salty mussels, soy sauce and pine wood.


Mineral with crisp acidity, green apple, pear, and red grape, delicate and attractive spirituous spice, beeswax and faint sea salt.


Fresh slightly acidic crisp finish.


Characterful with faint saltiness, yeasty acidity and delicate spiritous spice balancing apple and pear fruit with flower blossom.

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Barcode UPC: 4970860215103
Bottle Size: 300 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

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