Chomonkyo Natsujun – Tasting

cof
Chomonkyo Natsujun Junmai, Seimaibuai 60%

I picked this special summer junmai from Chomonkyo brewers Okazaki Shuzojo at a roadside plaza in Nagato, not far from the Hagi brewery itself.

Usually when I think of summer drinks, I think of light, refreshing things like lemonade or barley tea. So my assumption was that this would be a light, fruity sake as well.

Wrong!

This was a junmai among junmais, rich and almost meaty with very little sweetness or sourness. It had a mellow melony aroma, but on the palate it was all rice and umami.

It was a somewhat heavy drink, as well, not necessarily in that it coated the tongue so much as filled the mouth. It drank bigger than it looked, so to speak.

It left a mild bitterness on the tongue, but no other aftertaste to speak of.

This is definitely the kind of sake that I would recommend for someone wanting a meal drink, to go with meat or savory dishes. I’m not sure how it would deal with heavily spiced or really heavy oils, but I think it would be worth trying.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: