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Daiginjo

The kanji for Daiginjo sake is 大吟醸 and it translates to "Great delicately brewed sake".

Daiginjo sake are brewed with great care and attention, more than any other sake class. Daiginjo sake has the highest polishing ratio of 50% or less. Because of this, Daiginjo sake are considered a luxury drink.

Though the delicate processes, Daiginjo sake got its distinct smooth, light and fragrant characteristics, making it a sake that everyone enjoys!

  • Ayu Masamune Daiginjo

    Ayu Masamune

    Ayu Masamune Daiginjo

    $72.00

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    Ayu Masamune

    Ayu Masamune Daiginjo

    $72.00

    Made using the thick snow of Joetsu and Gently long-term low temperature fermentation in wine cellar. This Daiginjo is created with fragrant elegant taste that spreads in the mouth.

    Grade: Daiginjo
    Rice: Yamadanishiki
    Polish: 40%
    SMV: +3.5
    Acidity: 1.5
    Alcohol: 16.0%

    From Niigata Prefecture.

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  • Echizen Misaki FuFu Aged Daiginjo

    Echizen Misaki

    Echizen Misaki FuFu Aged Daiginjo

    $250.00

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    Echizen Misaki

    Echizen Misaki FuFu Aged Daiginjo

    $250.00

    This special aged Daiginjo is brewed painstakingly over a period of more than a month and aged for more than 3 years in low temperature. This a limited edition packaging, only 500 bottles are produced.

    Grade: Aged Daiginjo
    Rice: Yamadanishiki
    Polish: 40%
    SMV: +2
    Acidity: 1.3
    Alcohol: 16.0%

    From Fukui Prefecture.
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  • Echizen Misaki Shizuku Daiginjo

    Echizen Misaki

    Echizen Misaki Shizuku Daiginjo

    $128.00

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    Echizen Misaki

    Echizen Misaki Shizuku Daiginjo

    $128.00

    Only “Shizuku sake” from sake sacks extracted and bottled. “Shizuku” means precious droplets. Using Yamadanishiki rice, which is hailed as the “King of sake rice”, this Daiginjo has an elegant fruity aroma and a mellow mouth-fill taste.

    Gold awarded for the Daiginjo category at The U.S. National Sake Appraisal, 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively. Silver was awarded in 2014.

    Grade: Daiginjo
    Rice: Yamadanishiki
    Polish: 40%
    SMV: +2
    Acidity: 1.3
    Alcohol: 16.0%

    From Fukui Prefecture.
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  • Hideyoshi Daiginjo Tenma Sorawo Kakeru

    Suzuki

    Hideyoshi Daiginjo Tenma Sorawo Kakeru

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    The ultimate aged sake, this Daiginjo is milled to 40% and produced in limited quantities to ensure its exceptional mellow flavour and elegant aroma. Enjoy with cheese and nuts, or savour its depth with beef, mushrooms or any other rich dishes.

    It is aged from 3 – 8 years and drip pressed.

    Grade: Daiginjo Koshu
    Rice: Yamadanishiki / Akita Sake Komachi
    Polish: 40%
    SMV: +4.5
    Acidity: 1.2
    Alcohol 15.0%

    From Akita Prefecture.

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  • Hideyoshi Junmai Daiginjo

    Suzuki

    Hideyoshi Junmai Daiginjo

    $88.00

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    Suzuki

    Hideyoshi Junmai Daiginjo

    $88.00

    Pretty aroma of pineapple, lemon curd and fresh grapes. Delicate and refreshing with a citrus tail. A storage state in the sake cellar is good. The fragrance is like the fruit of the southern country. The taste of rice is rich.

    International Wine Challenge 2015 – Silver medal awarded

    Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
    Rice: Yamadanishiki
    Polish: 40%
    SMV: +2.0
    Acidity: 1.2
    Alcohol: 15.1%

    From Akita Prefecture.

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  • Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo

    Ichishima

    Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo

    $68.00

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    Ichishima

    Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo

    $68.00

    Upon the first sip of Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo, the drinker notes aromas of pear and cherry as this creamy, light-bodied nectar of Japan glides down.  Sushi is a natural with this highly refined sake, but its enticing character beckons other great combinations.

    International Wine Challenge 2015 – Bronze medal awarded

    Grade : Junmai Daiginjo
    Rice : Gohyakumangoku
    Polish :50%
    SMV : +4
    Alcohol : 16%

    From Niigata Prefecture.

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  • Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo

    Imayotsukasa

    Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo

    $65.00

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    Imayotsukasa

    Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo

    $65.00

    Light feeling is compatible with umami that matches food perfectly. This sake does not feel heavy although it has a rich taste. Well rounded, fruity and a pleasant aftertaste.

    Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
    Rice: Gohyakumangoku
    Polish: 50%
    SMV: +5
    Alcohol: 15.0%
    Acidity: 1.7

    From Niigata Prefecture.

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  • Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai

    Kiminoi

    Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai

    $72.00

    Forward aroma, full mouth feel and lingering finish.  Best with grilled seafood such as lobster, salmon & scallops with rich sauce. Best served chilled to room temperature (8-20°C).

    International Wine Challenge 2015 – Silver medal awarded

    Grade : Junmai Daiginjo
    Rice : Yamadanishiki
    Polish : 40%
    SMV : +3
    Acidity 1.3
    Amino Acids : 1.3
    Alcohol : 16-17%

    From Niigata Prefecture.

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  • Manotsuru Aged Daiginjo BY10

    Manotsuru

    Manotsuru Aged Daiginjo BY10

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    Manotsuru

    Manotsuru Aged Daiginjo BY10

    $280.00

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    This old sake Daiginjo was brewed in 1998 and has been treasured in a tunnel of Sado Kinzan, and kept at about 10-11 degrees throughout the year. The colour turns amber and deepens with age. The aroma gains depth. Please cool it lightly or drink and room temperature.

    Grade: Vintage Daiginjo
    Rice: Yamadanishiki
    Polish:40%
    SMV: 5.5
    Alcohol: 16.5%

    From Niigata Prefecture.

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  • Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Ai

    Manotsuru

    Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Ai

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    Manotsuru

    Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Ai

    $288.00

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    The name ‘Ai’ means an encounter. It uses “Koshitanrei” sake rice that was recently successfully cross-bred between Yamadanishiki and Gohyakumangoku. Fruity aroma and elegant after taste. Good with chicken and vegetables.

    Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
    Rice: Koshitanrei
    Polish: 35%
    SMV: +4
    Alcohol: 16.0%

    From Niigata Prefecture.

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  • Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Ki Ippon

    Manotsuru

    Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Ki Ippon

    $88.00

    This sake has a smooth & dry taste with a soft touch. It is well balanced with a crisp taste & a clean tail. It goes well with fish dishes. Recommended to be drunk slightly chilled.

    Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
    Rice: Gohyakumangoku
    Polish: 50%
    SMV: +3
    Alcohol: 15.0%

    From Niigata Prefecture.

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  • Manotsuru Maho Daiginjo

    Manotsuru

    Manotsuru Maho Daiginjo

    $150.00

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    Manotsuru

    Manotsuru Maho Daiginjo

    $320.00

    Rich Aroma with mild cherry brandy overtones. Leafy nose, mineral characteristic, peppery on the palate.  Full, long, warm with astringency and acidity.

    Full bodied and well rounded, crisp and elegant finish. Winner of Gold Medal for 6 consecutive years at the National Sake Competition. Longest winning sake in Niigata.

    International Wine Challenge 2015 – Gold medal awarded

    Grade: Daiginjo
    Rice: Yamadanishiki
    Polish: 35%
    SMV: +1
    Alcohol: 16.5%

    From Niigata Prefecture.

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