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Hakutsuru

Hakutsuru
Sho-Une Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Hakutsuru
Sho-Une Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15.5%
Straw color. Aromas of ripe melon, shiso, grapefruit zest, pear, rainwater, elderflower, caraway, and star anise with a velvety, lively, fruity full body and a layered, long apricot and teriyaki finish. A pure and balanced sake that is a delight to sip and savor; excellent for sushi and crisp summer salads.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe melon, shiso, grapefruit zest, pear, rainwater, elderflower, caraway, and star anise
Taste Flavor: apricot and teriyaki
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pure and balanced sake that is a delight to sip and savor; excellent for sushi and crisp summer salads.

The Producer or Importer

SakéOne Corp.

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

Their Portfolio

85 G Joy Genshu Sake 18% (Japan) $20.00.
93 G Joy Junmai Gingo Genshu Sake 18% (USA) $20.00.
BR Hakutsuru Toji-Kan Sake 15.3% (Japan) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
93 Hakutsuru Superior Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.5% (Japan) $16.00.
94 Hakutsuru Sho-Une Junmai Daiginjo Sake 15.5% (Japan) $27.00.
92 Kasumi Tsuru Kimoto Extra Dry Sake 16% (Japan) $27.00.
92 Kasumi Tsuru Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Sake 15% (Japan) $39.00.
BR Momokawa Dry Crisp Silver Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (Japan) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Momokawa Lightly Sweet Ruby Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (Japan) $14.00.
89 Momokawa Medium Dry Diamond Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (Japan) $14.00.
85 Momokawa Medium Dry Diamond Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (USA) $14.00.
BR Momokawa Dry Crisp Silver Junmai Ginjo Sake 14.8% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Momokawa Pearl Junmai Nigori Genshu Sake 18% (USA) $14.00.
86 Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass Nigori Sake 16.5% (Japan) $13.00.
88 Moonstone Cucumber Mint Sake 12% (USA) $13.00.
85 Murai Family Tanrei Junmai Sake 14.5% (Japan) $20.00.
94 Murai Family Daiginjo Sake 16% (Japan) $70.00.
90 SakéMoto Junmai Sake 14.7% (Japan) $10.00.
85 SakéMoto Junmai Sake 14.7% (Japan) $10.00.
85 Suisen Shuzo Kibo Sake 15.5% (Japan) $6.00.
85 Yomi Junmai Ginjo 13% (USA) $5.00.
92 Yoshinogawa Gokujo Ginjo Sake 15.5% (Japan) $30.00.
88 Yoshinogawa Gensen Karakuchi Sake 15.6% (Japan) $20.00.

Junmai Daiginjo Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Junmai Daiginjo’s have at least 50% of the outer hull milled away. Some high end Junmai Daiginjo’s actually get down to 65% of the hull removed. How much of the outer hull of the rice kernel is a major determinant of the final quality of the saké. The more of the hull that’s removed the higher the quality of the saké and generally the price of it as well. The term "Junmai" literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai Daiginjo saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji.

Pair these sakes with sushi, fusion cuisine or even scallops or pork chops.

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