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Yuki No Bōsha (Cabin in the Snow) Junmai Ginjo Sake

Brewed by Saiya Shuzouten Co. Ltd.
Style: Saké - Ginjo
Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
This junmai ginjo is light and soft with notes of peaches and strawberries. It is best served chilled and complements sushi and sashimi, as well as grilled meat or fish. Junmai ginjos tend to be light and fruity. They are made with rice that has been refined to 60% or less of its original size. This junmai ginjo is made with rice that has been refined to 50%.

Rice: Gin No Sei
Seimaibuai: 50%
Nihonshudo: +1.0
Acidity: 1.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Large format bottle pour into wine glass taster at Asano, Umeda, Osaka. Shared with biggirlpanties and KyotoLefty. Metallic blue calligraphy on white label, green glass. New bottle design or perhaps this is the Japanese bottle design.

Clear water pour as expected, big legs. Softer aroma with moderate flowers and herbs. Taste begins hot, moves to spices and herbs. Mouthfeel is medium body but silky. Quick finish, no warming alcohol lingers. Definitely solid, but I much preferred the other sakes from this shuzouten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours to a glassy yellow tinted body. Flavors are quite strong... in fact very forward. Cantaloupe and honeydew melon with a light starfruit. Aroma has minerality and melon. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear yellow. Melon with a touch of banana and strawberries on the nose, warm rice. Medium bodied, big alcohol hits right away, warming and spicy. Rice on the finish, more fruity banana and yeast, then more warming lingering alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared with Andrew and Brendan courtesy of Andrew, thanks Ellen. Pours a clear body with faint cloudy color and no lacing or bubbles. Aroma is full of fruits - strawberries, melon and peach, in addition to some floral tones and light alcohol character. Mouthfeel is a touch boozy upfront with notes of strawberry and peach following. Additional flavors include light flowers, grass, sweet rice wine and light fruity yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2013
720 ml bottle. Limited release nama version. fruity, slightly dusty ginjoka nose. Pears, apples, light banana. Clear, slightly icy and oily. Fruity fruity and rich. Melon, peach, light banana, pear. Drying alcohol heat in the finish balances the moderate sweetness. Full and smooth, though not heavy at all. Very nice. Interesting, dry, ethereal flavors coming out as well. Can’t put my finger on it, but very original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle at Zenkichi in Brooklyn, 05/05/2013. Light, off-clear pour. Aroma is rice, peach and strawberry as advertised, sweet clean finish. Taste is clean rice, light fruity tanginess, touch of sour, sake yeast. Medium light palate, smooth finish. Nice, straightforward.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
asg123 (7) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2013 does not count
Incredible and still reasonable, tastes incredibly similar to the highly award winning/transcendental life changing batch of Dassai 23; It’s got a little more after burn, strong hints of pineapple, Delicious, ambrosia is incredible. A+

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pours clear and still with some nice legs on the glass. Smells of rice, strawberries, some fruity hints, touches of honey. Tastes sweet/dry with some nice fruity undertones and a hint of pears on the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1705) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Asian pear, white pepper, floral notes, and a very faint lactic or yogurty edge on the nose. Very light gold. Mostly dry, with juniper and herbal notes; it reminded me of gin at the front of the palate. Finish dries quickly and cleanly. Would make a great aperitif.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2010
300 ml bottle at Sake Gura. Pour is still clear slight viscous- has some legs in the small glass. Aroma is lots of peaches, grass, and lots of rose petals, light white grape must, and hints of strawberries. Strawberry in the flavor comes out more than the aroma- especially when warm and blends well with the peach tones to create a peach/strawberry ice cream that I get at the sushi place near my work. Finish is lightly sweet, floral, light rice winey- slight solvent, alcohol is hidden well in the thickness, but still dries out nicely in the end. Very awesome Daiginjo and for $25 for 300ml at a high end restaurant seemed like a very good price for the quality. Great stuff! One of my new favorite Daiginjos.

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