willisread (2800) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with friends for New Years. Light pear and floral rice on the nose. Slightly grainy body with a hint of koji sweetness on the palate. Has a light peppery finish.
borre_m (1367) - NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Clear, aroma is dry, alcholic. Taste is clean, slight spice flavour. Nicely balanced.
KyotoLefty (9523) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 Taster at Jam. Dry nose, a bit fruity, lemon, melon. Some pepper. Dry, light, nice citrus and apple flavor. Very much the Niigata tanrei karakuchi style.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste @ Shibuya, Las Vegas: Pours a clear color with light legs. The nose is ripe with pear and koji. Mellow impact with a drier edge and some brash earthiness. Very masculine for the region but an ample body and light umami. I need a little more fruit and grace with my sake.