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Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version

Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version is made of Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 66%. The brewing system and the handling of kōji production are the same as for the standard Kitanishiki version.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Kyōto (京都)
Rice type
Gohyakumangoku (五百万石)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
66%
Alcohol content
20-21%
Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version (玉川 自然仕込 山廃純米 五百万石 無濾過生原酒)

Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version (玉川 自然仕込 山廃純米 五百万石 無濾過生原酒) is made of Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 66%. The brewing system and the handling of kōji production are exactly the same as for the standard Kitanishiki version, so the flavour constituents are the same. The differences you can taste come entirely from the character of the rice strain used. Tamagawa's limited "3U" editions offer the chance to taste the unpolished raw material of freshly pressed, untreated sake. Some of these products are blended as regular products, so they can only be tasted in this form.

"3U" stands for "undiluted, unpasteurized, and unfiltered".



Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version (玉川 自然仕込 山廃純米 五百万石 無濾過生原酒) Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version (玉川 自然仕込 山廃純米 五百万石 無濾過生原酒) Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version (玉川 自然仕込 山廃純米 五百万石 無濾過生原酒) Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version (玉川 自然仕込 山廃純米 五百万石 無濾過生原酒) Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version (玉川 自然仕込 山廃純米 五百万石 無濾過生原酒) Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version (玉川 自然仕込 山廃純米 五百万石 無濾過生原酒)

About the brewery

Brewery
Kinoshita Shuzō
Name in Japanese
木下酒造
Address
1512 Kumihamachō Koyama, Kyōtango, Kyōto 629-3442
Phone
0772-82-0071
Website
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Kinoshita Shuzō, in Kōyama, Kyōtango, Kyōto Prefecture, was founded in 1842 by the fifth head of the Kinoshita family, Kinoshita Zenbei (木下善兵衛), who reportedly used the harvest from almost thirty hectares of rice fields and the copious spring water gushing from the mountain behind the brewery. The hereditary name Zenbei was passed down to the 6th and 7th generations. Then, the company was led by the 8th, 9th and 10th generations (Sentaro, Zenichiro and Juichi, respectively) before being handed on to Kinoshita Yoshito, the current president and the 11th in line.

The brand name Tamagawa can be translated as "Jewel River." The name is thought to refer to the Kawakamidani River, which flows by the brewery. The character 玉 (tama) means a jewel and has sacred implications in Japan's native Shinto. 川 (kawa or gawa in compound words) means river.

Kinoshita Shuzō is one of the few Japanese breweries with a foreign tōji, Philip Harper. Born in the UK, he graduated from Oxford University. He taught English under the JET programme until he discovered sake. He worked at Umenoyado Sake Brewery for ten years before taking and passing the Nanbu Tōji Association's qualification test in 2001, earning him the title of 'Tōji'. He was the first foreigner to become a toji (and the only one at the time). He then worked at Umenoyado Shuzō, Daimon Shuzō and other breweries before becoming tōji at Kinoshita Shuzō in 2008.

Kinoshita Yoshito gave him full responsibility for everything except following the locally favoured taste of regular sake and daiginjō. He immediately began producing kimoto sake, which does not use brewing lactic acid, and yamahai, which uses only natural yeast from the brewery. In addition to new sake types like 'Icebreaker' and 'Time Machine', Tamagawa's legacy is reflected in the sake he produces.

Along with the new master brewer, Sakane Katsusuke's innovative design for the brewery's logo represents the new Tamagawa. It is now widely known as the 'Marutama mark' (丸玉マーク).

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Gold
Clarity
Clear
Tamagawa's 3U sake version offers a deep, intense nose with ripe fruit and herbal hints. Upon tasting, the overwhelming entry reveals profound, creamy flavours, a sweet mouthfeel, and minimal acidity, balanced by refreshing bitterness. The finish lingers with a touch of bitterness.

Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version Tamagawa Junmai Yamahai Muroka Namagenshu Gohyakumangoku 3U Version



Appearance: clear and lemon-green
Nose: clean and full
Aroma: fruity, sweet
Sweetness: sweet
Acidity: medium-
Umami: medium+
Alcohol: strong
Body: full
Flavour intensity: strong
Flavour characteristics: fruity, herbal, sweet, bitter
Texture: velvety, creamy
Finish: lingering, pleasing bitterness
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Category
Junmai
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Reviews
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒629-3442 京都府京丹後市久美浜町甲山1512

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