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91 • Horan Shuzo "Big Hawk" Junmai Ginjo Shu $36/720 ml.
Clear with a platinum blue cast. Aromas of coconut milk, melon, pear and rice pudding with a with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a vanilla, apple, and pepper accented finish. A robust and lively sake that will sing with spicy Asian cuisine. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
91 • Ninki-Ichi "Black" Junmai Ginjo Sake $29/720 ml.
Very pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of coconut cream, dried pineapple, and honeyed nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a lively citrus, nutskin, vanilla, and pepper accented finish. Nice vibrancy for the table. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
90 • Kawacho Junmai Ginjo Sake $17/720 ml. Best Buy.
Clear with a pale nickel straw cast. Aromas of pineapple yogurt and rice cake with a silky, dryish medium body and a melon, cream, bamboo and sea salt accented finish. A solid sipper or table sake. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
90 • Shichiken Junmai Ginjo Sake $25/720 ml.
Clear with a nickel gray cast. Aromas of almond nougat, melon, and green banana with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and creamy coconut milk, mango, apple, and radish finish. Great delicacy and poise for sipping or fine sushi. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
90 • Hananomai Junmai Ginjo Sake $19/720 ml.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of coconut cake, nut, and papaya yogurt with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, apple, radish, lime, and nougat finish. Tasty and sure to please. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
85 • Hananomai Sake "Katana" $19/720 ml.
Clear with a nickel cast. Aromas of coconut yogurt and sourdough bread pudding with soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a pear, jicama, rice paper, and peppered nut accented finish. Different; try with mushroom tempura. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)
84 • Makiri Junmai Ginjyo Sake $20/720 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Clear with a nickel cast. Mild aromas of papaya and cream with an oily, dryish medium body and a mellow toasted nut, rice cake and turnip finish. (tasted on Jul-02-2014)