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Tsukinokatsura Junmai Tokubetsu Nigori Sake

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Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 510   ABV: 17%
A rare sparkling tokubetsu sake of the nigori (cloudy) style. Tsukinokatsura will taste creamier and sweeter than other sakes and is made with the finest Japanese rice available in the Kyoto Prefecture. Open lid very slowly and with care as contents are under considerable pressure. Very gently, tilt bottle end to end prior to serving in order to properly mix contents.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9405) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 4, 2014
300 ml bottle from Takimoto. CO2 released upon opening. Very thick, ricy nose, koji, some spice. Very full. Deeply cloudy, white and milky. Lovely fruity flavor surprises me. Orange and lemon, plum, rice, vanilla yogurt, slightlynfunky. Very creamy, with spritzy carbonation too. Quite lemony and really very nice. Hope I don’t get a huge load of gunk at the bottom!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2005 A true rarity in the world of sake - carbonation! There are only two others I know of besides the Tsukinokatsura. The aroma is of alcohol and parchment. The taste is, well, you’d better brace yourself, because it’s the weirdest thing you could ever expect from a sake. The first oddity is the fizziness (which is just totally incongruous with sake and comes as a surprise even you’re expecting it). Next, there’s a bracing alcohol slap and a creamy texture with little butteriness. The astringency is quite high, leaving much mouth-puckering. It’s flaw is a failure to adequately hide its 17% abv, but I enjoyed the rarity of this sparkling nigori.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Wow! Bright, beautiful white cloudyness with teeming action in the glass -- whorls of clouds like a little universe in your palm. Some mildly effervescent sour pears and babyfood cracked fresh from grandma's mason jars. joyous! More alcohlic and lemon citric as it warms. Thanks a bunch, Scott! This was very special.

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