Gokujo Super Premium Ginjō - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
Koji Kawakami, the 17th generation President of Yoshinogawa gives us his favourite premium sake with crisp, dusty...
Gokujo Super Premium Ginjō, Niigata, Chūbu Region (300ml)
Koji Kawakami, the 17th generation President of Yoshinogawa gives us his favourite premium sake with crisp, dusty fennel, light melon, crushed herb nose with good viscosity, full-body and mouth feel. Light tinge of chartreuse indicates slight aging. The alcohol can be bit showy at near room temperature with notes of mandarin peel, cherry and a light kiss of white chocolate that leads to a long, herbal finish with tail of anisette. From one of the top prefectures and producers this Niigata sake with its vodka-like clean, crisp and dry finish will fare well quail robata or chicken yakitori in tare sauce. Score: 90 (Michael Pataran, www.WineAlign.com, Jun 2012)