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Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken Tanrei Junmai

The Shichiken Tanrei Junmai is very smooth on the palate and has a dry taste with lively acidity and a light touch of tangy bitterness.

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Sake specs

Yamanashi (山梨)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Alcohol content
Yamanashi Meijō's Shichiken Tanrei Junmai (山梨銘醸 七賢 淡麗純米) is very smooth on the palate and has a dry taste with lively acidity and a light touch of tangy bitterness. It is made of domestic rice milled down to 70%.


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About the brewery

Yamanashi Meijō Co., Ltd.
Name in Japanese
2283 Hakushucho Daigahara, Hokuto, Yamanashi 408-0312
Yamanashi Meijō Brewery is located in Hakushu-cho, Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture. Hokuto is famous for its quiet greenery and natural beauty. Rain and snowmelt from Mount Kaikoma (甲斐駒ヶ岳 Kaikoma-ga-take) upstream seeps into the ground and is slowly polished over a long period of time by layers of granite. The resulting subsoil water is soft and clear. In this area, there are whiskey distilleries, mineral water factories, long-established Japanese confectionery stores, and confectionery manufacturers, all of which enjoy the rich blessings of local nature.

The brewery was founded in 1750 by Kitahara Ibei (北原伊兵衛), a descendant of the Kitahara family who had been brewing sake for generations in Shinshū (modern-day Nagano Prefecture). The name 'Shichiken' (七賢) was given to their sake in 1835 after the Lord of Takato Castle gave the brewery a pair of fanlights entitled "Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove" as a gift. The backroom of the main building, which was used by the Meiji Emperor as his temporary lodging during his visit in 1880, has been designated as a national heritage site and is open to the public along with the brewery. In recent years, the brewery has become popular as a tourist spot where visitors can spend a leisurely time, as it operates a restaurant that serves dishes using fermentation technology and a café that uses koji sugar, a sweetener made from rice malt.

Latest reviews

Absolutely exquisite!
Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Disclaimer: we bought the Shichiken Tanrei at our local supermarket, and it was in the 800 something yen category. For us, it was unfathomable how such an inexpensive brew could be so delectable! Its slight bitterness, moderate acidity, fruity nose with honey and brown sugar accents make it highly palatable. I have ordered more sake from the same brewery and look forward to finding out whether they are of the same calibre. If I had to choose one sake for the rest of my life, the Shichiken Tanrei would be a serious competitor.
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〒408-0312 山梨県北杜市白州町台ヶ原2283

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