Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Koshino Tousetsuka Junmai Ginjo [1 Koku - 64]

koshino tousetsuka
Takano Shuzo's "Winter Snow Flower", from Niigata Prefecture. A 1:1 blend of Yamada Nishiki and Gohyakumangoku, SMV +6, acidity 1.4, and 15.5% abv. Really almost nothing on the nose. Initially clean, light, and a bit softer on the entry than I'd have expected, with a minerally dry but slightly heaty finish. With some airtime, the alcohol presence tames a bit, but remains soft until a bit of prickle arrives as the finish commences. The finish itself is rather persistent, showing some subtle ripe melon notes, with a little bit of pear and roasted rice. It's quite ok, but just not generating as much "interest" for me at the moment.

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