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95 • Hatsumago Junmai Daiginjo "Shozui" Sake $60/720 ml.
Clear with a faint silvery straw cast. Pure ripe pineapple, anise, and apple custard tart aromas with a fruity medium-to-full body and creamy vanilla pudding, green apple, praline, and pepper accented finish. A delicious and explosively flavorful; a classic sake. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)
93 • Yaegaki "Mu" Junmai Daiginjo Sake $35/720 ml.
Bold fresh meringue, coconut cream, pineapple-papaya sorbet, and nougat aromas with a satiny, fruity medium-full body and a long, rich and lively medley of tropical fruits, nuts, spices, and earth. Sensational vibrancy, purity and flavorfulness that is sure to please. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)
93 • Hananomai Junmai Daiginjo Sake $50/720 ml.
Aromas of almond brittle and cream puffs with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a coconut custard, peppery radish, caramel apple and delicate spice finish. Elegant and deliciously flavorful. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)
89 • Mizbasho Junmai Daiginjo Sake $30/500 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of vanilla fudge, nougat, and floury pear tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a creamy tapioca, lychee, honeyed fennel, and kiwi accented finish. Very smooth and tasty. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)