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Hakugakusen 'Plus Age 2019' Junmai Daiginjo

Hakugakusen 'Plus Age 2019' Junmai Daiginjo

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Founded in 1853, the brewery was set up in the castle town of Shogun Yoshikage Asakura and runs it as the nearest sake brewery. All processes are hand made, and polite and uncompromising small prepared sake brewing. The brewery continues to brew by pursuing a soft ginjo aroma and a transparent umami for the purpose of drinking while eating and drinking while drinking.

The spicy, smoky, and burnt aromas derived from the Mizunara combine with the acidity and oily impressions from sake. The acidity from the sake adds strength and richness to the aroma. Both mix in a complex manner to create a deeper aroma.

On the front end, you get some volume with sweetness and umami. It has a smooth texture with acidity and some bitterness that spreads from the middle to the back of the mouth. The aftertaste is slightly pungent due to the acidity and alcohol, but the finish is long. Some sweetness and bitterness comes through from the Mizunara, giving this sake depth.

Country: Fukui, Japan
Type: Junmai Daiginjo
Volume: 720mls
ABV: 16%

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Plus age series matures sake from six sake breweries, mainly in the Hokuriku region. Using water and sake rice grown in the area, the sake produced by the rich natural environment and the harsh cold of winter gives you a taste that sets the scene and teleports you almost immediately to the sake brewery.

Incredible for its mellow taste, the plus age series is made by aging sake in Quercus Crispula barrels called "MIZUNARA Japanese oak".

The Plus Age series is made with strong acidity but is gentle and mellow at the same time. The sake is aged in barrels to achieve a deep taste that cannot be imitated by any other method.

Plus Age series is aged in barrels for about 8 months, then returned to the sake brewery for long-term aging. The unique feature about this endeavor is that the sake does not deteriorate. Sake, which has a mellow aroma due to barrel aging can develop a rich aroma that ripens by further aging and changes to a beautiful amber-like color.

The Plus Age series is a distinction from traditional sake. In particular, the complex and mellow flavor derived from barrel aging matches with protein-rich dishes, and can be combined with charcoal-grilled dishes such as yakitori and bbq. The moderate amount of alcohol and high acidity cuts through fat and softens greasiness, making it a suitable pairing for fried and deep-fried dishes. Even though it’s usually enjoyed with the food, it also makes for a very exquisite digestive.

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