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93 • Hatsumago "Shozui" Junmai Daiginjo Sake $45/720 ml.
Very pale golden silver color. Attractive aromas of fennel, coconut milk, pineapple husk, and melon with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a cashew nougat, vanilla cream, and delicate spice finish. A delicious and stylish sake for all occasions. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
92 • Yaegaki "MU" Junmai Daiginjo Sake $27/720 ml.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of roasted nuts and peaches and spiced apples with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a pear custard, praline, citrus, and delicate peppery radish finish. A lively and flavorful sake that will pair well with spicy foods. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
91 • Mizbasho Junmai Daiginjo Sake $29/720 ml.
Very pale silvery straw color. Aromas of nut brittle, meringue, and dried banana and pineapple with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a zesty honeydew, spiced apple, cream, and radish finish. A flavor packed sake that will be a crowd pleaser. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
89 • Hananomai Junmai Daiginjo $38/720 ml.
Clear with a platinum cast. Aromas of pineapple yogurt, sourdough, rice pudding and papaya with a dry light body and a mushroom, nutskin, pear, and turnip greens finish. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
87 • Ninki-Ichi "Gold" Junmai Daiginjo Sake $35/720 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale silver straw color. Mild aromas of bamboo and melon rind with a soft, dryish medium body and a dried banana, turnip, parsnip, and rice paper accented finish. A delicate, understated sake for sipping. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)