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  • Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten Suzukagawa Junmai Ginjo
    5.00 star(s)
    This is another splendid example of excellent Mie sake. The Sakuragawa Junmai Ginjo comes in a wine bottle (750ml) and with a label that seems...
    • thomas
  • Hanzo Tokubetsu Junmai Karakuchi
    5.00 star(s)
    This tokubetsu junmai won the 2020 Kanake Gold Award, so it is supposed to be best consumed slightly heated. We had it chilled and at room...
    • thomas
  • Bishonen Mokuzaemon Tokubetsu Junmai
    4.00 star(s)
    This Tokubetsu Junmai is very elegant and mild. It has a sweet nose of caramel with fruity undertones; a very mild and well-balanced taste...
    • thomas
  • Takijiman Junmai Daiginjo Crystal
    4.00 star(s)
    The Crystal is not listed on Takijiman's website. I found it listed as a "private brand". Had I tasted this one blindfolded, I would have never...
    • thomas
  • Ippin Tokubetsu Junmai
    4.00 star(s)
    This is a strong and crisp special junmai: the nose is fresh and crisp with a hint of alcohol and dried fruits. Slightly dry with a spicy finish...
    • thomas

Latest comments

  • Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Honjozo
    We revisited Hakkaisan's Tokubetsu Junmai, and while the label is different (it's an Aeon label), it's the same brew. Our rating remains the same...

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