Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2017 asg123 (7) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have a 300ml bottle of dassai 23 waiting for a special occasion so I won’t compare the two but- I’ve had a handful of daiginjos now- this imo is better than gekkikan horin, pure dusk, and in general just about as good as it gets. Also incredible price it’s fantastic.
187 ml bottle from Kinoshita.
Aroma: Clean light rice and black licorice, pear and melon.
Flavor: Clean slightly sweet ripe pear and melon, warming alcohol, rice, vanilla and moderate bitter note on the finish.
Comment: Mostly fruit driven. Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2017
Almost without colour, just a touch of green. Floral, tree fruits, light koji. Touch of acidity in the back, but also with quite a bit of sweetness as well. Ferris (15300) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle - Light melon and some liquorice. Light cantaloupe, liquorice and along finish. Delicate and nice with lots of liquorice. KoRoBeNiKi (157) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours as mostly clear water so appearance is funny to rate. Aroma of sweet fruit as well as citrus and some light rice. Sweet with a very light alcoholic backbone. Would be a good introduction to Daiginjo as it is a good mix of flavor, not super citrus-y or sweet. Excellent. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Very floral. Actually has a grapefruit component, almost like a hop. Pure white in color, cloudy. A champagne flowery finish.
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Saki Flight sampled at Sakegura with Linh and Zahra. Clear body with light cloudy haze. Aroma is fresh fruit - peaches, strawberries and melon. Alcohol on the nose as well, but not as aggressive as some of the other sakes we tried along side this one. Flavors include rice wine, vanilla, wonderful combination of fruit and alcohol. This sake seemed to be a bit more delicate with the fruit character and alcohol playing together well. Jow (3925) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2014
Grabbed some quick sushi with wife and kid and couldnt pass up affordable daiginjo. Pours light Chardonnay. Nose is big tropical fruit and rice. Tastes of overripe honeydew, pineapple, rice, vanilla, and some white wine. Pretty big flavors and creamy texture. Delightful Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
300 ml bottle. Clear pour. Banana, floral and soft spring-like aroma. Smooth, medium body. Less complex than other junmai daiginjou, and has a light alcoholic and rice-flavor finish typical of a lesser sake. Overall a nice and approachable sake sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at T&M’s sake and bukakke fest. Pours a clear almost colourless. Sweet with aromas of marzipan. Also hints of vanilla. Very nice and mild. Medium to light bodied. Hints of white pepper and alcohol towards the finish. Light dry finish with more vanilla. HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
A- Apples, Lemons, citrus, alcohol.
A- Light color, clear liquid.
T- Medium sweetness, apples, lemons.
P- Light body, thin texture, high carbonation, crisp dry finish.
O- A good sake that is very dry and mildly sweet.