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Ichishima Oumon Ginnoyorokobi Competition Daiginjo Sake


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Brewed by Ichishima Sake Brewery Inc.
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Shibata city, Niigata pref., Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rice: Yamadanshiki
Rice Milling rate: 40% (60% milled away)
SMV: +5
This sake is a legacy in liquid form, art in a glass: the pinnacle of Ichishima and the best of what Niigata Offers. This flagship sake wins gold medals consistently at the annual Japan National Sake Competition. Pairs well with full flavored sashimi, anago, cheese and grilled meats.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Handbottle courtesy of Bman1113vr. Very clear, water color with no head or carbonation. Aroma is light berry, rice cake, leaves and dry alcohol notes. Watery upfront with a sharp alcohol bite. Sweet Asian roots follow with some sweet flavors to finish. Very warming, with a grainy chemical finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
(Bottle, via BMan1113VR) Pours a transparent body with a subtle yellow tint. Aroma of wood, garage sale toys, vinyl, vanilla, florals, almond, and melon. Flavor of wood, melon, florals, vanilla, and earth with a somewhat dirty mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. clear with great legs. fruits, almonds, light alcohol, vanilla, and more nuts. smooth palate, flavor is vanilla, almonds, more vanilla, light alcohol in the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear colorless pour with lasting legs, spicy vanilla aroma with an almond and watermelon rind flavor

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The sake has a great aroma with a ton of fruit. I get some melon as well as some other fruits that I can’t quite pick out. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of fruit, caramel, brown sugar and vanilla. Very easy to drink. The alcohol is very well hidden. A great sake. One of the best that I have tried.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sake rating #100 for me. Bottle ($159). Pours with a crystal clear body with maybe a slight tinge of color. Legs are like waves on the side of the glass and appear to be laser etched. Aroma is bursting with fruit that stays in your nose for a while. Lush strawberries, delicate stone fruit, light woody and earthy tones in the back end. Koji presence is light, alcohol is nearly completely hidden. Possibly the cleanest and best smelling normal (non taru or koshu) sake that I have had. Flavors are big and bold. Slightly meatier than the nose. Huge duration, with medium to light sweetness (moderately dry even). Lychee, banana, stone fruit, light caramel and vanilla notes. Quite an interesting daiginjo! Huge duration. Very clean, perfectly balanced, with zero alcohol detectable. Then there is the best part of this sake. The mouthfeel! This is way above and beyond any sake I have ever had. It is completely mouthcoating, but in a different way than a heavy beer (it doesn’t feel heavy). It is velvety smooth and seems to hit every inch of your mouth and tongue and once. This stuff is silky in both smoothness and texture. Quite an amazing sake!


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