Katoukichibee Shouten

Katoukichibee Shouten

Born Gold Junmai Daiginjo Specially Limited Japanese Sake 2019

Exquisite!!! So many sakes that make it to the USA have the same rice pudding/banana profile, to say nothing of the really lower quality ones that taste like low proof diluted vodka, but this one is truly a cut above. I don’t often give ratings above 90 points, but this is so perfectly balanced with the nice, sweet flavors that I appreciate in a sake. “Balance” is the word that keeps coming to me as I drink this. As far as specific notes, on the nose, whipped cream, cashew, just a little bit of bubble gum and flowers, and on the palette, yes, it has the rice pudding note, but with honeydew melon, and most of the notes on the nose coming through. I paired this with an Italian pasta dish, and it worked perfectly, but I can also imagine this working well desserts like Victoria sponge cake or cream brûlée. — 20 days ago

Katoukichibee Shouten

Born A Wakening of the Angel Yama Sake

This is the Japanese version of a sipping sherry. Loved it. Nutty loved it — 3 years ago

Takahashi Shouten

Shigemasu Summer Dreams Unrefined Junmai Daiginjo

Fruity nama nama. From Yame Fukuoka — 4 years ago

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Katoukichibee Shouten


20191026 with Yoshizumi. — 5 months ago

Katoukichibee Shouten

Born Nihon no Tsubasa (Wing of Japan)

Clean and soft. Good texture. Nice long finish. — 3 years ago

Katoukichibee Shouten

Born Hoshi Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Phenomenal sake — 4 years ago

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Takahashi Shouten

Shigemasu Tokubetsu Junmai Yamadanishiki

A famous brand in Fukuoka — 7 months ago

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Shimizu Seizaburou Shouten

Zaku Akaiwa Omachi

Tsuyoshi Enoki

Zaku “Akaiwa Omachi “/ Shimizu Seisaburo shouten/ Mie prefecture/ rice species: Omachi harvested at Okayama prefecture Akaiwa area (best climate for Omachi )/ junmai daiginjo — 2 years ago

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Tsuyoshi Enoki

Zaku "Shinshu"/ Shimidzu Seizaburou shouten/ Mie prefecture/ Yamadanishiki/ junmaidaiginjo nouveau — 3 years ago

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