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April 3, 2010

Kikuhime trio

Dinner at Matsubishi (松菱).

Kikuhime Gin (菊姫 吟) - this is a sake that is released after a year's of aging.  Honestly, I'm a chick when it comes to sake.  I like them a little sweet (甘口), and this is definitely more on the sweet side.  Very round and smooth on the palate, with tropical fruit notes.

Kikuhime Kurogin (菊姫 黒吟) - this sake is not pressed, but rather allowed to drip from hanging sacks.  It is then aged in bottles for 3 years before release.  Definitely drier than the Gin, and the alcohol was more apparent.  It was also a little more chemical.

Kikuhime Kukurihime (菊姫 菊理姫) - the very limited release which has been aged more 10 years or more.  Seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 50%.  This was very complex, and in between the Gin and Kurogin in terms of palate.
Full post on dinner is here.

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