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96 • Muromachi Shuzo 2012 Sakura-Muromachi Kiwami-Daiginjo "Muromachi Jidai" Sake $120/720 ml.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of Asian pear, anise, overripe pineapple, and spicy fruit cocktail with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a vibrant peach gelato, vanilla cola, pepper and radish finish. A bold commanding sake. (tasted on Dec-05-2012)
94 • Eikun "Water Lords" Junmai Ginjo Shu $36/720 ml.
Aromas of macadamia oatmeal cookie, spicy zucchini bread, and vanilla cream with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a layered, banana custard, jicama, salted whole nut, apple, and radish nuanced finish. A Wonderfully vibrant and flavorful sake. (tasted on Dec-05-2012)
91 • Gassan "Mountain Moon" Junmai Ginjo $36.95/720 ml.
Woodsy honeycomb, nutshell, and mushroom patch aromas with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a delicate savory mushroom stock, chestnut, and golden beet driven finish. A fine choice for tempura. (tasted on Dec-05-2012)
88 • Miyazaki Honten 2011 Junmai Ginjo "Miyanoyuki" Sake $30/720 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Aroma of toasted almond, tapioca, dusty pear, flint, and linen with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nicely lively interplay of fruity, mushroom, vanilla nut and peppery radish notes on the finish. Will be great with tempura and chicken teriyaki. (tasted on Dec-05-2012)