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Nakao Tokubetsu Honjōzō Seikyō Chokarakuchi

Nakao Tokubetsu Honjōzō Seikyō Chokarakuchiis made with Shinsenbon, a speciality Hiroshima rice variety, milled to 58%. It is Nakao’s cleanest and lightest dry sake with an SMV of +8.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Shinsenbon (新千本)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
58%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+8
Acidity
1.1 ~ 1.3
Nakao Tokubetsu Honjōzō Seikyō Chokarakuchi (特産米 誠鏡 超辛口)

Nakao Tokubetsu Honjōzō Seikyō Chokarakuchi (特産米 誠鏡 超辛口) is made with Shinsenbon, a speciality Hiroshima rice variety, milled to 58%, and K1401 yeast. It is Nakao's cleanest and lightest dry sake with an SMV of +8. Served chilled, it has a clean finish; when warmed, it has a soft fullness that masks the dryness. It is outstanding with all kinds of foods. Shinsenbon is a famous Hiroshima rice variety with high viscosity. Even with a high polishing ratio, it is not susceptible to cracking, enabling brewers to polish away most of the proteins that result in unwanted flavours.

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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."

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Gold
Clarity
Clear
Golden in appearance, Nakao's Tokubetsu Honjōzō Seikyō Chokarakuchi has a floral nose with moderately spicy notes. Dry, low acidity, moderate umami and alcohol, and relatively light body. Hints of ripe apple, slight sweetness and a crisp, clean finish. It gets smoother, more well-rounded at higher temperatures, and loses much of its dryness. Superb.

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Category
Tokubetsu Honjōzō
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Reviews
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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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