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Kikusakari Gekkakow Ultra-Premium Daiginjo Sake

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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kiuchi's most prestigious Sake. Brewed from Yamada Nishiki rice polsihed all the way down to 40%. Cold matured for over three years. Nihonshu-do: +4 | Acidity: 1.5


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3096) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear pale golden. I’m not really a big fan of sake. Light pineapple maybe? Rice wine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear pale golden, slight earthy pineapple nose, dry, fruity.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
bottle at home ... lightest yellow .... soft sweet earthy rice ... soft fruits nose... light umami mushroom that builds... I REALLY DONT LIKE aged sakes

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle, tasted and reviewed 08/19/2013. Pours light silvery gold color, like pale white whine. Aroma is pear, honeyed crisp apple, tart raspberry sweetness, cantaloupe, light toasted rice, touch of wood. Taste is pear, cantaloupe, juicy watermelon, round and full, mild rice finish. Body is silky, incredibly smooth, no heat, well balanced by avoiding excessive sweetness. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2287) - JAPAN - MAY 2, 2012
Very soft nose - what you get is inviting though. Unique flavour for a sake. RIce, apple and an almost wine like dryness and light umeshu like taste. Good body. Very appealing, though not worth 3000+ yen a bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3754) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Blueberry and pear nose. Clear, very pale yellow with a greenish tint. Balanced plum flavor, subtle, some heat. Finishes with melon rind. I actually prefer the Kurahibiki Daiginjo-shu from Kikusakari, but this was pretty good too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle (I think an 06) thanks to cquiroga. Pours with a clear body with a gold tinge. Aroma is a bit musty, nearly like a light koshu, with hints of cobwebs, attic and tobacco. Also some notes of honey. Taste is honey, caramel, tobacco, herbal and light koji. A very interesting sake. Syrupy and well balanced mouthfeel with absolutely hidden alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Not 100% this goes here but I will find out tonight and move it if I have to. Pours , still, and clear with a light yellow color. Legs on the glass with each swirl. Aroma of pears with mild rice and alcohol notes. A spicy licorice and flowers with warming of the sake. The flavor has a vanilla start with a light fruity (lychee) middle. Semi-dry finish leaves a long taste. Warming but light and no real alcohol taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours clear and still. Smells of vanilla, touches of fruit, some rice, alcohol. Tastes of vanilla, sweet rice, alcohol, some fruity hints on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Pours still, with a crystal clear, pale yellow body. A swirl of the glass reveals sticky, runny legs. Notes of cream, lemon chiffon, koji, licorice and sweet bread comprise the inviting nose. A substantial, oily, sweet body pushes along those same creamy and citrus notes in the mouth. Un-parallelled smoothness feels excellent from start to finish. Ends semi-dry. Hides the 17.5% incredibly well. Perfect with sushi. Complex enough for deep contemplation, yet simple enough for everyday drinking. Great Daiginjo.


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