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92 • Okunomatsu Tokubetsu Junmai Namachozo Shu Sake $20. Best Buy.
Clear with a nickel cast. Bright, fresh aromas of Asian pear, anise, and melon with silky, round dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a robust, cream, papaya and plantain accented finish. Lots of character with great smoothness and style. (tasted on Nov-11-2010)
91 • Kurosawa Jun-Mai Kimoto Sake $20/720 ml.
Clear with a very faint silvery straw cast. Dried pear, spicy custard, and dusty radish aromas with a soft, creamy dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a resonant, lightly peppery jicama accented finish. Flavorful and satisfying. (tasted on Nov-11-2010)
87 • Yaegaki Black Bottle Kuro-Bin Junmai Sake $20/720ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Clear. Grainy, yeasty rice bread aromas and vanilla custard with a soft, spry, dryish light body and a powdered sugar, jicama, and apple core accented finish. Pleasant. (tasted on Nov-11-2010)