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[Wine - Plum; Japanese] Plum Gekkeikan
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ScarcerWingman 21st Apr 2015

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Well I had quite the weekend. It started with me traveling for business and personal purposes to the other side of the state for a good day, returning last Wednesday. At home, I've ran out of alcohol (well certain family members in our large farming house hold like to go into my office and tap into my supply when theirs runs out.) I made way for Total Wine with the intention of making every dollar stretch.

At the store, the items among my checkout were Seagram Escape (gf loves them and is still slowly acquiring her taste for alcohol,) Evan Williams Black Label (significantly less expensive than Watkins ;_; ,) a 6-pack of Angry Orchard's new Hopped Cider, & Plum Gekkeikan which fit perfectly into the last of the budget.

This is my 2nd time enjoying this beverage, so I'll skip the boring parts of the weekend such as the hunting, the gaming, the smoking, and the board game Star Munchkin and get straight to the alcohol.



This among the cheapest beverage you could purchase for a mixed group and still look like you bring some measurable inch of class while removing focus from this mornings $2 coffee stain embroidered into your bottom feeder business suite. The flavor is there, the cultural jump is present and it's bound to leave someone well buzzed, if not because an individual lost their sense of self preservation when they had the impulse decision to replace 1.5 quarts of blood with plum wine.

This wine comes in a squat darkened bottle, with a washed gold colored tin cap containing 750ml of fluid. The label is sweet and classy with a Japanese title, while the rest is clearly printed and marketed for english consumers.


'From the house of GEKKEIKAN, the world's finest sake'

The plums come from Wakayama Japan, produced in Kyoto Japan, where it is then imported into New Rochelle, NY.


Caramel, slight oil. Can see the beverage lather down the glass after each sip.


Apricot,  deep up the sinus... hard to miss. Soothing, full body with a hint of alcohol.


Refrigerate first, even while cool it feels minisculely warming to the tongue. Apricot intoxicates the sensory system; imagine liquid gold oozing into from the forge into the mould. Sooth, oily, rich. The apricot bitterness is almost non-existent.

The aftertaste is a little pinch of alcohol with lasting fruity notes, like the hum of a well oiled machine reassuring you that the cash flow is real.

Booze Meter:

13% ABV, a good anytime beverage, that ensures one or two servings can start a buzz.


Yes I do, and I will purchase this again, and again. I also hope to explore with even higher end Plum Wines. The label also suggests this works well for marinating with lightly spiced meals, fruit, or chocolate deserts.

Honestly, I think this would go fucking fabulous with some seafood, king crab? Shrimp? Lobster? Crawfish?
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Last Edit: 21st Apr 2015 by Scarcer
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