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Reviews for 2021

August 2021 - Sake

August 2021 - Sake
This month's Wine feature is Sake Wines

Sake Reviews

Naginata  Junmai Daiginjo Sake
93 points
A rich, round and robust Junmai Daiginjo that will shine at the table.
Awards: 2021 Best Sake
Sho Chiku Bai  Premium Ginjo Sake
90 points
Best Buy
An excellent example of Junmai Ginjo; complex and easy to pair.
90 points $8 Best Buy
Momokawa Diamond  Medium Dry Junmai Ginjo Sake
90 points
Best Buy
A tasty Junmai Ginjo Sake that offers well-balanced flavors that weave between fruity and savory; a very good pairing for beef and richer cheeses.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Shichiken  Onakaya Tobin Kakoi Junmai Daiginjo Sake
90 points
A crisp, complex Junmai Daiginjo with enticing fruity aromas.
Yomi  Junmai Ginjo Sake
89 points
Best Buy
A silky and restrained Junmai Ginjo Sake well-suited to light pairings.
89 points $6 Best Buy
Momokawa Pearl  Creamy Nigori Sake
89 points
Best Buy
A decadent, almost-off-dry Nigori Sake that will be a treat with spicy foods.
89 points $16 Best Buy
Soto  Junmai Daiginjo Sake
89 points
A round a fruity Daiginjo with a balancing yeasty note.
SakéMoto  Junmai Sake
88 points
Best Buy
Enjoy dreamy aromatics with distinctive notes of baking spices.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Sho Chiku Bai  Sho Ginjo Nigori Sake
88 points
A velvety Nigori with sweet grain notes; a good accompaniment to spicy fare.
G Joy  Junmai Ginjo Genshu Sake
88 points
A solid Genshu Sake.
Sho Chiku Bai  Mio Sparkling Sake
88 points
A pleasing, sweet and apple-y sparkling sake that will be lovely with the dessert course; hard seltzer drinkers need apply!
Sho Chiku Bai  Organic Nama Sake
87 points
Best Buy
A juicy, easy-drinking Sake that offers a good introduction to the category.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Momokawa Organic  Medium Rich Junmai Ginjo Sake
86 points
Gentle fruit aromas and a plush mouthfeel; this is an assuaging Junmai Ginjo that drinks effortlessly.
Soto  Premium Junmai Sake
86 points
An easy Sake quaffer for Sushi bar pairings; serve hot or cold.
G Fifty  Junmal Ginjo Genshu Sake
86 points
Bold fruity aromatics stand out in this domestic Genshu Sake.