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Gekkeikan Hōrin Junmai Daiginjō

Gekkeikan Hōrin Junmai Daiginjō is part of the brewery's long-standing flagship premium brand, Hōrin (鳳麟, "Phoenix"), crafted from two sake rice varieties, Yamadanishiki and Gohyakumangoku, both expertly blended during the brewing process.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Kyōto (京都)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
16-17%
SMV
+2
Gekkeikan Hōrin Junmai Daiginjō (超特撰 鳳麟 純米大吟醸)

Gekkeikan Hōrin Junmai Daiginjō (超特撰 鳳麟 純米大吟醸) is part of the brewery's long-standing flagship premium brand, Hōrin (鳳麟, "Phoenix"), crafted from two sake rice varieties, Yamadanishiki and Gohyakumangoku, both expertly blended during the brewing process to create this ultra-premium Junmai Daiginjō with a beautifully fruity nose. Its subtle flavours are well-balanced and smooth with a long, clean finish. Best served in a wine glass to appreciate the green apple, melon, and pear aromas.

Awards:

  • Highly Recommended 2008 World Wine Championships Award
  • Grand Gold Medal 2006-2010 Monde Selection

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About the brewery

Brewery
Gekkeikan Brewery
Name in Japanese
月桂冠
Address
247 Minamihamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto, 612-8043
Phone
075-623-2056
Website
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Gekkeikan Sake Brewery (月桂冠株式会社) is located in Fushimi, Kyōto, a location well-known for its high quality of water, and was founded in 1637 by Ōkura Jiemon (大倉治右衛門). In 1905, the brand name Gekkeikan ("crown of laurel") was adopted as the company's formal pledge to perfection. It is one of the world's oldest companies and is a member of the Hénokiens. Nowadays, Gekkeikan, one of Japan's most popular brands, is run by Ōkura Haruhiko (大倉治彦) in the 14th generation. Gekkeikan's North American subsidiary, Gekkeikan Sake (USA), Inc., is located in Folsom, CA, and has a market share of 25% in the US sake market. Gekkeikan had been the leading sake manufacturer for several decades until Hakutsuru Shuzō overtook it in 2002.

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Gekkeikan's "ultra-premium" Horin deserves to bring out the Riedel glasses. Made of a delicate blend of Yamadanishiki, the king of sake rice, and Gohyakumangoku, it has a fruity nose with distinct notes of turpentine and alcohol. Fruity flavours of cantaloupe and honeydew; mild, medium-bodied; smooth mouthfeel, creamy texture with a long and clean finish with hints of pear. Very subtle and elegant.

Gekkeikan Hōrin Junmai Daiginjō (超特撰 鳳麟 純米大吟醸)

Gekkeikan Hōrin Junmai Daiginjō (超特撰 鳳麟 純米大吟醸)
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Category
Junmai Daiginjō
Added by
JREF
Views
1,737
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒612-8043 京都府京都市伏見区南浜町247

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