Cantabrian (1102) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I cannot get as complex and specific as the guys below. My brute senses tell me that this sake, now famous after PM Abe gave a bottle to Obama, is one of the smoothest ones ever. The aroma is fruity and crisp, and the flavor is fruity, a touch of sweetness and ultra smooth. Super round, well crafted drink. One of those to be taken at any temperature, specially room temperature.
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sake flight at Sakagura with Linh and Zahra. Pours a clear white body with light cloudiness. Aroma is rice and burning alcohol. This was definitly on the more aggressive side in comparison to the other 7 we sampled with the grain alcohol character at the forefront of the palate. Additional flavor of rice and melon in the way back hiding behind the alcohol.
MicroGrog (353) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Astor Wines. Stemmy wine glass. Pretty Japanese girls in white robes.
Clear. with just barely a yellow tint to it.
Scent is a touch sharp, hot, & fruity, with more pineapple then banana or apple.
Flavor is more of a mixed bag. Apple acidity, light on the pineapple. Just a twinge of green bitterness. Starchy, boozy finish.
This one was pretty popular with the tasting group. No comprende.