Dassai Sake Brewery

Dassai 39 Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Sake

9.237 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Japan
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Cantaloupe, honey dew and green apple. So delicate and balanced. Quite full bodied and long finish. 精米歩合: 39%

Cantaloupe, honey dew and green apple. So delicate and balanced. Quite full bodied and long finish. 精米歩合: 39%

Feb 19th, 2018
MaJ CappS

That clean fresh, herbaceous Jose you would expect from a well made sake. The pallete rolls with English cucumber and tarragon. A delightful sake, one; as my friend Kazumi tells me, is of high quality. Thanks Kazumi!

That clean fresh, herbaceous Jose you would expect from a well made sake. The pallete rolls with English cucumber and tarragon. A delightful sake, one; as my friend Kazumi tells me, is of high quality. Thanks Kazumi!

2 people found it helpfulAug 26th, 2018
Chris Lucchese

This is killer sake. Obviously not as killer as the 23. But for the price the flavors explode with flowers and apples. Great acid. This is so flavorful. Great solo or with food. But solo is good.

This is killer sake. Obviously not as killer as the 23. But for the price the flavors explode with flowers and apples. Great acid. This is so flavorful. Great solo or with food. But solo is good.

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2016
Gerald Montoya

A wonderful change of pace and every bit as interesting. A wonderful aroma of peach and tropical flowers leads the way to a delicate yet rich texture. Underripe melon, pear and peach show up front with subtle peppercorn and cooling menthe on the rear and all wrapped in a creamy mouthfeel. Stunning length.

A wonderful change of pace and every bit as interesting. A wonderful aroma of peach and tropical flowers leads the way to a delicate yet rich texture. Underripe melon, pear and peach show up front with subtle peppercorn and cooling menthe on the rear and all wrapped in a creamy mouthfeel. Stunning length.

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2015
Alexandra Blomerus

Alexandra had this 6 years ago

Alexandra had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Aaron Tan

Not always my favourite on the table, but always solid. Dassai's like the Penfolds of sake - producing high quality beverages at a scale that's accessible to the multitude. In 2013, Asahi Shuzo, Dassai's brewery, sold 1.14 million bottles of sake, which is peanuts compared to what Treasury does, but no mean feat in a struggling sake industry. For me, Dassai is at least large enough to have reached little ol' Kuching, and to have been one of my first encounters with a Junmai Daiginjo.

I've always found Dassai's quite rich and it's no different here. Exotic nose of melons, pineapple, candied fruits even. Palate's like a fruit punch, plush but toned back by herbaceous notes and some acidity. Clean, lengthy finish. Very approachable. The best drink on the table this time.

Not always my favourite on the table, but always solid. Dassai's like the Penfolds of sake - producing high quality beverages at a scale that's accessible to the multitude. In 2013, Asahi Shuzo, Dassai's brewery, sold 1.14 million bottles of sake, which is peanuts compared to what Treasury does, but no mean feat in a struggling sake industry. For me, Dassai is at least large enough to have reached little ol' Kuching, and to have been one of my first encounters with a Junmai Daiginjo.

I've always found Dassai's quite rich and it's no different here. Exotic nose of melons, pineapple, candied fruits even. Palate's like a fruit punch, plush but toned back by herbaceous notes and some acidity. Clean, lengthy finish. Very approachable. The best drink on the table this time.

Jul 20th, 2019
Drew Johnson

anise, shiso and melon. Tasty fucker.

anise, shiso and melon. Tasty fucker.

May 30th, 2018
Robin Coggins

Yum!!

Apr 8th, 2017
Chris

This is the sparkling version of Dassai 39, apple and flower but definitely a step down from the 23 and Beyond.

This is the sparkling version of Dassai 39, apple and flower but definitely a step down from the 23 and Beyond.

Dec 13th, 2016
Norman Gennaro

Samplers from Japan and Suki

Samplers from Japan and Suki

Feb 3rd, 2016