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

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'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

Appearance:

Clear, very faint straw-green hue.

Aroma:

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

Taste:

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

Aftertaste:

Fresh slightly acidic crisp finish.

Overall:

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

Raw Materials

Rice

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