Tenju Sake Brewery is a maker of aged sake that retains the gorgeous aroma of Ginjo while adding complexity and depth through low-temperature aging. From the many past vintages, Ueno of Mature and Warm consults with the brewer and selects a ``special bottle.'' This is an original product that is only available ripe and hot.
Tenju Junmai Ginjo 1997 (Mature and Warm Original)
- アルコール度数：17 degrees
Junmai Ginjo sake brewed with new equipment (OS tank*) in 1997.
A wonderfully balanced vintage with a blend of aged and ginjo aromas, and the depth of flavor added by aging. This sake is delicious at room temperature or warmed.
A new world opens up when you warm it up a little to 45℃ for hot pot dishes.
*The bottom of the OS tank has a hemispherical shape that facilitates natural convection, and has a double structure that allows cooling water to be poured around it. It is possible to brew high quality sake with easy temperature control.
種別 純米吟醸 精米歩合 53% 使用酵母 Association No. 9 原材料 Rice (domestic), rice malt (domestic) 原料米 Yamada Nishiki 原料米の生産地 Hyogo prefecture 杜氏 Yoshio Murakami アッサンブラージュ 無
(Mature and Warm Bar Master / Toki SAKE Association Executive Director)
The scent of slightly white flowers, the gentle scent of wild lilies, and the scent of mushrooms mix together. A gentle approach in a good way. When you put it in your mouth, it has an unexpected presence and a strong flavor. When you put it in your mouth, you'll find the above-mentioned aroma, as well as aromas like dried apricots and astragalus, making your mouth feel pleasant. The sweetness, umami, sourness, and astringency are well-balanced, and the aftertaste is long, inviting you to take a second or third sip. You can best feel its potential by eating it cold first and then enjoying the change in flavor as the temperature rises.
(Former National Tax Bureau Chief Appraiser)
It has a beautiful aged aroma, a consistent aroma, and a hint of ginko.
Smooth texture. Compared to the aroma, the taste feels younger.
It has a sharp taste, but a lingering aftertaste.
(Director of ITTEKI, Japan Sake and Meat Research Institute)
Very smooth and pleasant to drink. The sweetness and sourness are well balanced, and the bitterness is not overpowering, giving it a rounded and gentle aftertaste that lasts for a long time.
(Yushima Tenjinshita Sushi Hatsu 4th generation / 1st JSA SAKE DIPLOMA competition winner)
In addition to the aroma of black tea and laurel, it also has a woody aroma and a fullness.
The flavor of the rice comes out from the middle, and the flavor is thick and balanced throughout, making it soft but not too heavy. It has a good lingering finish and balances purity and gentleness.
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