Fukushima, Japan

Fuchūhomare LTD

Ibaraki Unfiltered Unpasteurized Funashibori Junmai Ginjo Wataribune

I don’t understand others’ reviews. Maybe my sake palette isn’t developed. Maybe they aren’t drinking this on the beach in Maui. Either way, this is great. — 5 days ago

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The sunset may have boosted this, but it was no doubt delicious.

Gasanryu

Kisaragi Daiginjo Sake

Sounds like Arsenal in English. So glad I found this brewery. Has an amazing floral fragrance of mint and melon. Medium body and coats your tongue with sweetness and great with the Kumamoto strawberries — 6 days ago

Gekkeikan Sake (USA)

Haiku Sake 2016

Showed really nice. Dry and crisp. — 10 days ago

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Daishichi Sake Brewery

Big Seven Kimoto Junmai Sake

Good kimoto! dine in with Prof Galea from Boston — a month ago

Yuri, norikazu and 1 other liked this

Tengumai

50 Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Quite muted at the start, with an accentuated soya sauce and overripe banana characters. The alcohol was also noticeable. I think it was probably served too cold and also needed some aeration because the saké really took a turn for the better in the last third of the bottle.

Quite a fine nihonshu. Nice balance of fruit (pear, apple, banana), umami (soy), and acidity. I think it may be style of the brewery, but it definitely has this light aldehedic notes (hazelnut, almond). There's an intriguing herbaceous undertone, that I think wasn't given a chance to develop. Finish felt short. Good texture once it opened up (white phenolic, sappy).

To be frank, I much prefer their more extreme Yamahai. Not a big fan of it either, but I don't particularly fancy the sort of "half-way" oxidative notes here. Seems distracting here, treading on un-balanced. Again, nit-picking.

NB: Could well be a faulty bottle, but notes online seems to indicate otherwise. The colour was impeccable (so bright and clear). I think it's just a preference thing.
— 12 days ago

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Eiko Fuji

Survival Glorious Mt Fuji Junmai Daiginjo Sake

"Survival" So glorious with the third bottle fromt Fuji. Delicious honeydew sweetness that goes with scallop and hamchi sashimi — 6 days ago

Domaine Mie Ikeno

Chardonnay 2016

Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee... light on its feet with lots of fresh acidity, but then you realize it actually packs a lot of fruit and a good amount of oak. But all well balanced so that you don’t realize it.

Top Japanese Chardonnay!
— 17 days ago

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Shoshiro

14 Generations Daiginjo Sake

Special 14 dai, with Kamo- nabe!! @ Oumiimazu. — 9 days ago

Ichiro, Soshi and 1 other liked this

Eiko Fuji

Glorious Mt.Fuji Special Limited Edition

愛山 rice quickly becoming my fav and 榮光富士 star series are also my fav. This is the more traditional style and great with dessert JDG — 5 days ago

Echigo Denemon

Junmai Ginjo Denemon Sake

1.5L, super elegant — 8 days ago

Kirk, P and 4 others liked this