asg123 (7) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
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. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2012 Sample from a 720ml bottle. Pours with a clear body with strong legs. Aroma is very nice. Quite sweet and fruity with peaches, strawberries, jasmine, ginger and orange blossoms. Taste is sweet, stone fruit, light ginger. Very low level of koji presences. Nice and thick body with absolutely no hint to the abv. Velvety mouthfeel. A pretty awesome Diaginjo. yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
Have had several times since. Great, clean, complex and flavorful daiginjo. Well hidden alcohol and crisp. Delicious!
18 cl bottle. Pours clear with no head. Aroma is smooth fruity, light wineous. Smooth, fruity and lingering mellow. Smooth fruity and lingering into the finish. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 300 ml bottle. Aroma of melon, citrus, pineapple, spice and sawdust. Flavors of citrus and tropical fruits, rice. Quite sweet, with a full, soft mouth. Great stuff. cgarvieuk (24499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
bottle at chriss ... clear ... barest hint yellow ... soft sweet earthy rice nose ... sweet floral fruit ... hint of pineapple ... some alcohol ... creamy ... light rice ...
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Clear pour, no head. Smooth aroma and flavor. Lightly sweet, lightly fruity. Creamy. Is that cheese? Nice drinker. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours a clear body with nice legs. Aroma of almond, marzipan, juniper berries, and rice. Flavor of almond, juniper, pineapple, ginger, and citrus. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Bottle in Tokyo. Clear watery - no head. Dry. Fruity. Citrus. Plums. Light sulfor. Some light plastic/badedyr. Wooden. Licorice. Charcoal/smokey notes. Apple. Green apple freshness. Light flowery notes. Some fat caramelised pear notes in the taste. Dry light alcoholic finish. 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. Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours clear. The nose is sweet plum, nail varnish remover and floral. The taste is brioche, pineapple, plum, light saltiness, floral and some alcohol warmth. Crisp and clean. Very drinkable stuff.