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Maboroshi Junmai Ginjō

Maboroshi Junmai Ginjō is brewed with No. 9 Association yeast and Hattannishiki rice from Hiroshima Prefecture and carries an exhilarating ginjō aroma.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Hattan Nishiki (八反錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
55%
Alcohol content
15.4%
SMV
+3
Acidity
1.4
Maboroshi Junmai Ginjō (純米吟醸 まぼろし)

Between 1948 and 1950, Maboroshi Junmai Ginjō (純米吟醸 まぼろし), made with its own yeast and using well-kept traditional methods, was served as the Imperial New Year sake. Nowadays, it is brewed with No. 9 Association yeast and Hattannishiki rice from Hiroshima Prefecture and carries an exhilarating ginjō aroma. While it has a refreshing taste, the Maboroshi has a wide range of flavours due to ageing and fully brings out the characteristics of Hattannishiki. The balance of sweetness, umami, sourness, and faint bitterness creates a refreshing drink with a good aftertaste.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Nakao Shuzō
Name in Japanese
中尾醸造
Address
5-9-14 Chūō, Takehara, Hiroshima 725-0026
Phone
0846-22-2035
Website
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Nakao Shuzō was established in 1871 in Takehara on the picturesque Seto Inland Sea under the name 'Hiroshimaya' (廣島屋). In 1927, the brewery began developing its own yeast under agricultural chemist and microbiologist Sakaguchi Kinichiro (坂口謹一). Fourteen years of experiments on more than 2,000 yeast varieties later, Nakao Kiyoma, the fourth-generation owner, finally found a yeast variety that released an extraordinary bouquet (ginjoka): it had powerful alcohol fermentation capabilities and refreshing acidity. Kiyoma had discovered the miracle apple yeast. In 1948, Nakao Shuzō was chosen to provide the sake for the Imperial Household New Year Celebration. In 1974, 'Maboroshi'-branded sake made with apple yeast was launched (for the then-astronomical price of JPY 8,000 for a 1,800ml bottle) and presented to the Imperial Household.

The brewery's logo on the right says 'Seikyō' (誠鏡), the signature Seikyo brand of Nakao Shuzō. Seikyō means as much as "true mirror" and reflects the founder's wish that "sake poured into a cup may be like a mirror, with its quality revealing the sincerity in our brewers' hearts as they devote themselves to sake brewing."

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Fruity nose with notes of fresh cream, alcohol and lactic hints. Refreshing and earthy approach with floral hints, dry and crisp mid-palate with a sharp and slightly astringent finish. While crisp, Hiroshoma's soft water smoothens the overall impression—splendid table sake with a subtle flavour.

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Category
Junmai Ginjō
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Views
894
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒725-0026 広島県竹原市中央5丁目9−14

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