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93 • Hananomai "Katana" Junmai Ginjo Sake $25/720 ml.
Clear with a nickel cast. Aromas and flavors of creamed cereal, yam, coconut milk, and spiced papaya with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, tropical citrus, radish, and turnip accented finish. Nice range of flavors to compliment Japanese cuisine. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)
91 • Kawacho Junmai Ginjo Sake $20/720 ml.
Aromas of Asian pear, plum pudding pie, and white nuts with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a seamless spiced apple, creamy rice pudding, nougat, jicama, starfruit, and radish sprouts accented finish. Great purity and style. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)
89 • Ninki-Ichi "Kuro-Ninki" Junmai Ginjo Sake $15/300 ml. Best Buy.
Clear. Mild fermented apple, yeasty pie dough, quince, and nut aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a creamy tapioca, anise cookie, and bamboo shoot accented finish. Nice vibrancy. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)
89 • Shichiken Junmai Ginjo Sake $30/720 ml.
Clear with a very faint nickel straw cast. Aromas of yeasty brioche, coconut milk, honeyed fennel, and melon with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus, apple custard, radish, toffee, and grassy earth accented finish. Nice vibrancy and balance. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)
88 • Hananomai Junmai Ginjo Sake $25/720 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Clear with a very faint silvery straw cast. Aromas of honeyed melon, dried pineapple, oatmeal, and creamy nougat with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, kiwi, sweet potato, and mineral accented finish. Solid and lively. (tasted on Jun-13-2012)