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98 • Heiwa Shuzou Wakazuru Premium Daiginjo Sake $74.95/720 ml. Cellar Selection.
Clear with a nickel cast. Aromas of pineapple, nut brittle, and honeycomb with a evolving, silky fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, polished, spiced apple, sweet cream, caramelized yam, and grassy earth accented finish. A rich, yet very elegant daigingo that will shine at the table. (tasted on Aug-18-2011)
96 • Okunomatsu 2010 "Shizukuzake Juhachidai Ihei" Daiginjo Sake $150/720 ml.
Clear. Bright aromas and flavors of star anise, Asian pear, pineapple custard, and sweet potato with buoyant silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a rich, lingering finish with notes of cream vanilla frosting, caramel apple, bamboo shoot, and almond cookie. A sensational, world class daiginjo. (tasted on Aug-18-2011)
93 • Okunomatsu 2010 Sakura Daiginjo Sake $30/720 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Clear. Very nuanced aromas and flavors of cucumber water, dried pineapple, triple cream cheese, and delicate Asian spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a lightly savory dried apple, mushroom, honeyed starfruit and nuts and peppery spice accented finish. Very nice subtlety and depth. (tasted on Aug-18-2011)