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  • Yancha Shiramayumi Junmai Ginjo Hidahomare
    4.00 star(s)
    Fruity nose, floral and fruity flavour with a good balance of sweetness, spiciness and acidity. Well-rounded, with a spicy and alcoholic finish...
    • thomas
  • Endo Keiryū Junmai Daiginjō Betsuatsura
    4.00 star(s)
    Sometimes, it's only fair to revisit the odd sake and set things straight. While we uphold our first review of Endo's Betsuatsura, we were...
    • thomas
  • Kamaya Rikishi Junmai Ginjo Kimotojikomi
    4.00 star(s)
    This is an aged sake with a golden, almost amber-like hue crafted according to the kimoto method. This traditional technique was developed around...
    • thomas
  • Okuhida BK Tanrei Junmai Ginjo
    3.00 star(s)
    Very dry with a solid alcoholic flavour and herbal notes, bitter finish. Passable table sake.
    • thomas
  • Hirata Hiro Tokubetsu Junmai
    5.00 star(s)
    We are very impressed with Hirata's "Red Heron" label. We reviewed their Shiboritate a few days ago, and the regular Tokubetsu Junmai is of the...
    • thomas

Latest comments

  • Ishikawa Tamajiman Junmai Namagenshu Arabashiri
    All good things come in threes: so did the Tamajiman Arabashiri. Arabashiri (荒ばしり) means as much as "first run" or "rough run". It is the first...
  • Ishimoto Koshi no Kanbai Lagoon
    We revisited the Lagoon and confirmed the strong notes of turpentine but also noticed some fruity aroma of strawberries as well as vanilla. We...
  • Asabiraki Junmai Daiginjo
    We revisited the Asahibiraki Junmai Daiginjo and confirmed our last review's findings: well-balanced aroma and refreshing spiciness.
  • Kuromatsu Hakushika Junmai Silk
    This was the second time we bought the Silk "in error"; alas, an error it was not. Not much to add to the last review. This is an excellent...
  • Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Honjozo
    It seems we bought the Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai again "by accident". However, it's not really an accident, as this straightforward sake is...

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