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94 • Watanabe Sake Brewing Co. 2011 "Horai Chougin-Shizuku" Daiginjo Sake $70/720 ml.
Aromas of vanilla cola, nut brittle, and marinated peppers and mushroom with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spicy, sweet cream, coconut meat, radish, pepper and mineral finish. Nice combination of sweet and savory elements. (tasted on Dec-05-2012)
94 • Watanabe Sake Brewing Co. 2011 "Horai Gokui-Den" Daiginjo Sake $70/1800 ml.
Lively aromas and flavors of creamy nougat and pear skin with a zesty fruity-yet-dry medium body and a chewy sweet potato, fennel bulb, vanilla yogurt nut, paprika, radish and grassy earth accented finish. Tasty and very food friendly with white wine (rousanne) like structure and tannins. (tasted on Dec-05-2012)
92 • Okunomatsu 2010 "Shizukuzake Juhachidai Ihei" Daiginjo Sake $150/720 ml.
Aromas of creamy nougat, meringue, pink pepper, and potato skin with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a slick coconut water, vanilla cream, anise, brown spice, and melon finish. A delicious and artfully balanced sake for sipping or the finest blue fin sushi. (tasted on Dec-05-2012)
91 • Okunomatsu 2011 Sakura Daiginjo Sake $30/720 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Delightful aromas of rain water, kaffir leaves, honeydew, and cashew gelato with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a pure, fine etched finish with notes of root vegetable, corn, plantain, anise cookie, and water chestnut. Solid. (tasted on Dec-05-2012)