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90 • Heiwa Shuzou "Running Springs" Junmai Ginjo Sake $32/720 ml.
Clear. Subtle aromas of shittake, melon skin, white nut, and yeasty rice dough with a soft, silky dryish light-to-medium body and peppered poached pear, anise, sweet cream and dusty rice flour accented finish. Nice complexity and food affinity; will be great with tempura. (tasted on Nov-11-2010)
89 • Shichiken Jun-Mai-Ginjo Sake $28/720 ml.
Clear with a silvery cast. Aromas of nut bread crust, succotash, baked banana, and creamy nougat with a soft dryish light-to-medium body and a pleasant pound cake, pear, jicama, and dusty spice finish (tasted on Nov-11-2010)
89 • Hananomai "Katana" Junmai Ginjo Sake $20/720 ml.
Clear with a silvery cast. Rice paper, nutshell, and cream aromas with a round, silky entry with a dryish light-to-medium body and breezy honeyed radish and turnip accented finish. A nice earthy sake for tempura. (tasted on Nov-11-2010)
88 • Hananomai Jun-Mai-Ginjo Sake $20/720 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Clear. Aromas of banana creme brulee, malted milk powder, and waxy honeycomb with supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a papaya, cream, and peppery poached apple finish. (tasted on Nov-11-2010)