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April 26, 2019

Juyondai dinner

Dinner at Hong Kong Country Club.

Tatenokawa Three Peaks (楯野川 純米大吟醸 33) - made with Dewasansan (出羽燦々) rice from Shonai (庄内), at a seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 33%.  Really prominent notes of banana, honeydew melon, stone fruits.  Drier on the palate than expected, with a little bitterness on the finish.

Tatenokawa Eighteen (楯野川 純米大吟醸 18)seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 18%.  Also lots of banana, tropical fruits, and also drier than expected.

Juyondai Nakadori Muroka Junmaishu (十四代 中取り 無濾過 純米酒), 29BY, from isshobin - made with Miyama Nishiki (美山錦) rice and a seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 55%. Nose of banana.  Sweet on the front palate, especially since it was served very cold.  Finish turned drier.

Juyondai Sekibanomati Junmai Ginjo (十四代 中取り 赤磐雄町 純米吟醸), 29BY, from isshobin - made with 80% Omachi (雄町) rice from Sekiban (赤磐) and a seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 50%.  Still got those banana notes and sweet fruit,  a hint of honeydew melon.  Actually a little soft on the palate.  First sip was sweeter but paired with food, it was definitely drier.

Juyondai Tatsunootoshigo Daigokjo Nama Junmai Daiginjo (十四代 龍の落とし子 大極上生 純米大吟醸), 30BY, from isshobin - made with 80% Tatsunootoshiko (龍の落とし子) rice and a seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 35%.  More fermented notes on the nose, definitely more savory on the nose.  Sweet on the attack, very crisp, with a little banana.  More depth on the palate, drier, and with a longer finish.  More viscous on the palate.  Beautiful nose.

Juyondai Shichitare Nijikkan Junmai Daiginjo (十四代 七垂二十貫 純米大吟醸), 30BY, from isshobinseimaibuai (精米歩合) of 40%.  Much more depth on the palate, drier, not that sweet on the attack.  Later on it was sweet mid-palate with a very long plateau, but turns dry and spicy at the end.

Juyondai Choutokusen Junmai Daiginjo (十四代 超特撰 純米大吟醸), from isshobinseimaibuai (精米歩合) of 35%.  Nice depth on the palate, almost with some acidity.  A little sweet mid-palate with a long finish.  Nose was a little savory and fermented at the end.

Juyondai Gokujyo Morohaku Junmai Daiginjo (十四代 極上諸白 純米大吟醸), from isshobin - made with 80% Aiyama (愛山) rice and a seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 45%.  Alcoholic nose, a little paint thinner, and slightly fermented.  A bit sweet on the attack but turned spicy towards the finish.  Lots of depth on the palate.

Tsuruume Yuzu Liqueur (鶴梅 柚子酒) - a little salty lemon on the nose.

Full post on dinner is here.

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