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Kaika Kazeno Ichirin (Flower of the Wind) Junmai Ginjo Sake

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Brewed by Dai-ichi Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Style: Saké - Ginjo
Sano-shi, TOCHIGI Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 4.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
This sake MAY come incorrectly labeled as a Daiginjo using a clear, transparent sticker that appears on the front of the bottle in the photo at left.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Now comes in a blue bottle labeled Kaika Kazeno Ichirin Junmai Ginjo. Pours completely crystal clear without even a tinge of color. Iron strong legs left on the glass. Aroma is fruity with strawberry, white grape, lychee, sweet pear and a sort of butteriness. Taste is extremely smooth and silky, even delicate. Light koji and umami on the back end. Bursting with delicious fruit up front, strong sweetness across the palate. Clean, like mountain spring water with little to no alcohol detectable. Well balanced, and viscous, truly an excellent sake! Right up there with Yuki No Bosha and other excellent Ginjos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Glass @ Taste in Boise, ID
Clear color with no legs. Nose of melon, light koji, pancake batter, coconut milk and subtle lemongrass. The flavor is lightly sweet, thick body with loads of umami. Short watery tail. Nice summer sake, fresh, invigorating and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IdahoJizake (10) - Nampa, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2005
A little oily on glass, almost clear with a twinge of yellow. Light aroma of berries with a barely detectable astingence. Distinctly apple and a little buttery/nutty (very little) the flavor is there right away yet overall very very light. Alcohol is smooth and extremely easy. Peppery aftertaste that makes you wish you had bought a larger bottle. A little pricey but well worth it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Simply terrific!!! Almost as great as Ohtouka Nama Sake, but falls short by a nose. The lovely Kaika "Flower of the Wind" even bests the highly-touted Kamoizumi Junmai Daiginjo by being a tad smoother and with less alcohol burn. The nose is moderately strong of vanilla and candied fruit. The taste is medium dry and very light. No thick, rich mouthfeel here, as the taste is light and delicate with a touch of astringency and no detectable butteriness. A slight hint of alcohol burn in the finish as it goes down. Terrific!

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