About Best Buys

Best Buys are wines that deliver great taste for a great price. We use an algorithm that factors the ratio of the products suggested retail price to our score and the bottle size to calculate our Best Buy awards. If you are on a budget, our Best Buys can't be beat.

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Best Inexpensive Sake

Kurosawa  Junmai Kimoto Sake
94 points
$20
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of cashew toffee, custard, candied pineapple, sweet vanilla yogurt, cocoa powder, and dried apple with a satiny, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting impressions of aged charcuterie finish. A juicy, full-flavor Kimoto; pair with spicy fare.
94 points $20 Best Buy
G Joy  Junmai Gingo Genshu Sake
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of whipped cream, coconut, yuzu, and flint with a lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, long apricot stone, watermelon, mushroom, white pepper, and almond finish. A concentrated and warming sake best for rich meals; try with Chinese pork dishes or Korean barbecue.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Momokawa  Pearl Junmai Nigori Genshu Sake
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of crushed pineapple, starfruit, creme anglaise, marshmallow, and candied orange with a creamy, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a tingling, medium-length banana candies finish. A creamy fruit-forward treat for after-dinner sipping or spicy fare.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Moonstone  Cucumber Mint Sake
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of cucumbers, lime-spritzed jicama, cream cheese, melon, and honey with a silky, crisp, light body and an effortless, medium-length finish. A tasty sake flavored with great restraint; pure cucumber essence shines making this a great beverage for the table, cocktails, and party refreshments.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Yomi  Junmai Ginjo
85 points
$5
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of green apple and green mango with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a sleek, breezy linen, kumquat, flint, and aloe finish. A mild and refreshing sake for delicate pairings.
85 points $5 Best Buy
Kigen  Sake
84 points
$5
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas of asian pear, red apple, pineapple, cracked peppercorn, and ginger with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk banana chips and pastry finish. A zesty Futsu-Shu sake for anytime sipping.
84 points $5 Best Buy
Lucky Cup  Sake
84 points
$5
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas of peaches in cream, starfruit, coconut, and almond with a supple, bright, dry thin body and a polished, brisk acacia finish. An easy-drinking sake to serve well-chilled.
84 points $5 Best Buy