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Takijiman Junmai Daiginjō Crystal

Takijiman Junmai Daiginjō Crystal is a junmai daiginjō with a distinct aroma of Yamadanishiki rice.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Mie (三重)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
45%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+4
Acidity
1.3
Takijiman Junmai Daiginjō Crystal (瀧自慢 純米大吟醸 Crystal)

Takijiman Junmai Daiginjō Crystal (瀧自慢 純米大吟醸 Crystal) is made of Yamadanishiki rice grown in Mie Prefecture and milled down to 45%. The soft water used for brewing makes it a gentle sake with a fruity aroma that spreads gently. However, as a Junmai Daiginjō, the elegant and smooth taste of the Yamadanishiki rice is distinct.


Takijiman Junmai Daiginjō Crystal (瀧自慢 純米大吟醸 Crystal) Takijiman Junmai Daiginjō Crystal (瀧自慢 純米大吟醸 Crystal)
Takijiman Junmai Daiginjō Crystal (瀧自慢 純米大吟醸 Crystal) Takijiman Junmai Daiginjō Crystal (瀧自慢 純米大吟醸 Crystal)


瀧自慢酒造株式会社 瀧自慢酒造株式会社

About the brewery

Brewery
Takijiman Shuzō
Name in Japanese
瀧自慢酒造
Address
Kashiwara-141 Akamechō, Nabari, Mie 518-0464
Phone
0595-63-0488
Website
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Takijiman Brewery is located in the mountainous part of Mie Prefecture, in the region of Iga, famous for its ninja history. Blessed with abundant nature, the brewery is near the valley of the Akame 48 Waterfalls, a national park selected as one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan. Takijiman (瀧自慢), the "pride of the waterfalls", was founded in 1868 and incorporated under Asahi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. in 1956. In 1992, the company was renamed Takijiman Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.


Awards:

  • Gold medal at the National New Sake Competition (全国新酒鑑評会) in 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, and 2009.
  • 2009: The First Omachi Summit (雄町サミット), Grand Prize
  • 2012: International Wine Challenge (IWC) Silver Medal Winner, Fourth Omachi Summit, Honour Award
  • 2013: International Wine Challenge (IWC) Bronze Medal Winner, Fifth Omachi Summit, Honour Award
  • 2014: International Wine Challenge (IWC) Gold Medal Winner
  • 2015: International Wine Challenge (IWC) Bronze Medal Winner
  • 2016: International Wine Challenge (IWC) Bronze Medal Winner
  • 2018: International Wine Challenge (IWC) Gold Medal Winner; Kura Master Gold Award; Gold Medal at the Brussels International Competition.
  • 2019: International Wine Challenge (IWC) Gold Medal Winner
  • 2020: International Wine Challenge (IWC) Silver Medal Winner
  • 2021: Kura Master Gold Award

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Gold
Clarity
Clear
The Crystal is not listed on Takijiman's website. I found it listed as a "private brand". Had I tasted this one blindfolded, I would have never taken it for a junmai daiginjo: it has a very herbal nose, with hints of honey and soy sauce. Surprisingly, not fruity at all. Relatively dry for a junmai daiginjo, it didn't taste fruity; heavy and on the oily side, with a spicy finish culminating in a peppery aftertaste. Interesting.
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Category
Junmai Daiginjō
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Reviews
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒518-0464 三重県名張市赤目町柏原141番地

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