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94 • Watanabe Sake Brewing Co. "Horai Gokui-Den" Daiginjo Saké $100/1800 ml.
Clear with a very faint nickel straw cast. Aromas of pineapple yogurt, rice, and Asian pear with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and along, vanilla nut brittle, apple, papaya-coconut custard, peppery radish, and grassy earth finish. A rich, complex and nuanced sake of the highest order. (tasted on Jul-11-2013)
93 • Watanabe Sake Brewing Co. "Horai Chougin-Shizuku" Daiginjo Saké $100/720 ml.
Clear. Aromas of rain water, coconut cream, melon, peppered shittake, and bamboo shoot with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a vanilla, praline, sweet potato, and delicate spice finish. A seamless artfully balanced sake with great flavor and structure. (tasted on Jul-11-2013)
93 • Konteki "Tears of Dawn" Daiginjo Saké $39/720 ml.
Clear with a platinum straw cast. Very attractive aromas and flavors of ripe Asian pear, pineapple, and spiced melon with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and coconut sorbet, fruit gum, honeyed jicama and nut finish. A delicious, fruity sake for all occasions. (tasted on Jun-14-2013)
92 • Okunomatsu Shizukuzake "Juhachidai Ihei" Daiginjo Saké $150/720 ml.
Clear with a silvery cast. Mild aromas of vanilla yogurt, dried coconut and peppered melon with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a very well-balanced and vibrant finish with notes of creamy vanilla, sweet and peppery spices and kiwi. A roller coaster of flavor. (tasted on Jul-11-2013)
90 • Okunomatsu Sakura Daiginjo Saké $30/720 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Clear. Aromas of vanilla nut brittle, coconut water, and papaya custard with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a pineapple sorbet, meringue, and salted radish accented finish. A soft, alluring sake with a nice balance of fruit. (tasted on Jul-11-2013)