I watched Hakone Ekiden, a marathon relay race, on TV until afternoon.
Then I went to buy sashimi near supermarket.
Then I took a bath and early started drinking sake and wine.
Well… it’s getting dark…
1st Sake OK..
2nd Sogga Nagano Chardonnay Ordinaire 2014 2270 yen
It made from 100% Chardonnay grown in Takayama Nagano by Mr. Sato father & son.
Some of Chardonnay was fermented in new French oak cask.
I felt very crisp fruits and sharp acidity.
I think it has an outstanding cost performance.
You can drink it light now but you should wait for maturing more, I think.
2nd Yamazaki Pinot Noir 2013 3800 yen
I think this vintage is one of the best Pinot Noir in Yamazaki Winery.
It is very well balanced.
At first, I felt a light touch but gradually big red berries were coming up.
Finally, I felt very rich fruits, elegant acidity and comfortable after taste.
I was sure it is outstanding Japanese Pinot Noir.
I was very happy to taste fine Japanese wines in New Year.