山のきぶどう酒 - あさ開, 7% ABV, (Iwate, Japan)

50% 果汁 – made with 清酒、山ぶどう (Sake and grape juice)

My Notes:

  • My Rating: C
  • Why I don’t love it: plain
  • Where I got it: Tokyo, Jan 2012
  • How much: ¥1580 ($21)
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to liquor afficianados: No

Tasting Notes: cloudy reddish-purple, unfiltered juice-like viscosity, bits of pulp at the bottom of the glass. Grape juice and a bit of floral sake on the nose. Grape sweetness up front, 6/10 tart purple grape finish with 4/10 sourness in the mid, alcohol hits at the end. Very smooth (but low ABV) and drinkable. Nothing special though, just quality grape juice and clean sake. Too thin to use as a mixer.