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Hanzo Junmai Daiginjo Kaminoho

Hanzō's most popular junmai daiginjō sake, produced with ingredients exclusively grown in Mie Prefecture.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Mie (三重)
Rice type
Kaminoho (神の穂)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+2
Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂)

Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂) is Hanzō's most popular junmai daiginjō sake, produced with ingredients grown in Mie Prefecture, kaminoho sake rice and MK-3 yeast. It has a crisp, sweet apple aroma that is well-balanced with polished acidity. The balance of the soft sweetness and umami of rice produces an enjoyable finish that gently embraces/caresses one's throat. It not only pairs well with Japanese but also with Italian and other Western foods. Hanzō recommends enjoying it in large-sized wine glasses.


Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂) Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂) Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂)
Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂) Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂)
Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂) Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂) Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂)
Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂) Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Kaminoho (純米大吟醸半蔵 神の穂)

About the brewery

Brewery
Ōta Shuzō
Name in Japanese
大田酒造
Address
1365-1 Kaminosho, Iga, Mie Prefecture, 518-0121
Phone
0595-21-4709
Website
Ōta Brewery, located in Iga, Mie Prefecture, was founded in 1892. Their main product is a sake label called Hanzō, which is available in many varieties. The name Hanzō goes back to Hattori Hanzō (服部半蔵, 1541-1596), a famous samurai and vassal of the Matsudaira (later Tokugawa). He was also called Oni no Hanzō (Hanzō the Demon) for his bravery in combat. Ōta Yuki runs Ōta Brewery in the 7th generation. He is the youngest tōji (brewmaster) in Mie Prefecture.

Awards

  • 2003: National New Sake Competition (全国新酒鑑評会) - Gold Medal (Hanzō)
  • 2004: National New Sake Competition (全国新酒鑑評会) - Gold medal (Hanzō)
  • 2005: National New Sake Competition (全国新酒鑑評会) - Gold medal (Hanzō)
  • 2006: Nagoya Regional Taxation Bureau Sake Competition - Grand Prize (Hanzō Special Junmai-shu Ukon Nishiki)
  • 2007: Nagoya Regional Taxation Bureau Sake Competition - Grand Prize (Hanzō Special Junmai-shu Ukon Nishiki)
  • 2008: Nagoya Regional Taxation Bureau Sake Competition - Grand Prize (Hanzō Special Junmai-shu Ukon Nishiki)
  • 2009: Kanzake Contest 2009 - Gold Prize (Hanzō Special Junmaishu Ukon Nishiki)
  • 2010: Kanzake Contest 2010 - Gold Prize (Hanzō Special Junmai Sake Iga Uconnishiki)
  • 2011: Gold Medal (Hanzo Junmai Daiginjo) at the 5th International Salmon Challenge
  • 2012: 46th Mie Prefecture New Sake Competition - Mie Prefecture Governor's Prize (Hanzō Daiginjō Iga Yamadanishiki)
  • The Fine Sake Award 2012 - Highest Gold Award (Hanzō Daiginjō Shizuku-shu)
  • The Fine Sake Award 2015 - Gold medal in the main category (Hanzō Special Junmai-shu Iga Ukon Nishiki), Gold medal in the Daiginjō category (Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō, Hanzō Daiginjō Shizukushu-shu, Hanzō Daiginjō Iga Yamadanishiki)
  • Kanzake Contest 2015 - Highest Gold Award in the Premium Kanzake Category (Hanzō Special Junmai Sake Dry)
  • 2016: 42nd Summit of the Heads of State and Government (Ise-Shima Summit) - Working Dinner Toast Sake (Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō)
  • 2020: National Kanzake Contest 2020 Gold Award for the Hanzō Tokubetsu Junmai Karakuchi

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
This is the little brother of the Hanzō Junmai Daiginjō Migaki-40 served as toast sake at the working dinner of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in 2016. The regular Junmai Daiginjō has a very fruity nose and unleashes a wave of strawberry on the palate; its vague sourness transcends into pleasant umami, a spicy finish and a wonderful aftertaste. Exquisite.
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