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

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 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.