Full Review

Murai Family

Murai Family
Tanrei Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Murai Family
Tanrei Junmai Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Junmai Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 14.5%
Pale silver color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple-banana relish, milk and honey, shrink-wrapped pear, and floral talc with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, engaging, crisp finish conveying accents of yellow apple, melon in cream, jicama, and walnut finish. A charming Junmai with appealing balance and fruitiness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pineapple-banana relish, milk and honey, shrink-wrapped pear, and floral talc
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of yellow apple, melon in cream, jicama, and walnut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Salmon Burger, Chicken Satay, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming Junmai with appealing balance and fruitiness.

The Producer or Importer

SakéOne Corp.

The Producer or  Importer
820 Elm St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
USA
1 800-550-7253

Junmai Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji with no added alcohol. Junmai sakés will be richer and fuller bodied than the other major type, Honjozo saké. Until recently, at least a 30% rice polish (70% remaining) was required for this definition, but that has now been eliminated.

These are generally dry to off-dry and pair well with sushi, fusion cuisine or even seafood risotto.