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Nanbu Bijin Southern Beautynanbu Bijin Southern Beauty Junmai Ginjo NV

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89 Points, Stephen Tanzers International Wine Cellar, 2007 Crafted in the legendary Nanbu brew tradition. Truly a locally-produced sake. It is made with the local Ginginga rice which took over eight years to develop and perfect. The water, yeast, and brewing team are also all from Iwate prefecture. Enjoy before and during meals.

Region: Japan

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Winery: Nanbu Bijin
Color: Red
Variety: Sake
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Snooth User: joss
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4.50 5
11/23/2008

Currently one of my absolute favorite premium sakes, junmai ginjo class. Truly a locally made sake, all components and processes from the prefecture of Iwate. The rice: Ginginga. It is full-bodied, balanced, and very smooth. Highly recommend this for such a reasonable price for a premium sake. Must be served very cold. For those unfamilar, NEVER EVER serve a premium sake (junmai ginjo, junmai daiginjo) heated or warmed. It would be like heating up a Margaux or Petrus!


External Reviews for Nanbu Bijin Southern Beautynanbu Bijin Southern Beauty Junmai Ginjo

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

ST: 89 Points


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/12/2008

A fantastic Namazake that's just been released. You'll love it for its fresh, floral fruit aromas.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/08/2011

The explosive nose of this medium-bodied sake exhibits a slight wood spice and floral aromas that quickly move towards apple compote and lively citrus notes akin to lime rind. From green fruit flavors upfront to a creamy mid-palate with some super ripe cantaloupe and honeydew, the mild acidity allows the minerality to exert itself on the finish. - Brewery


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Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

"Very pale yellow. High-pitched, rather Chablis-like aromas of lime, pear, fennel and minerals. Suave and understated, in a lighter style and very easy to drink. A rather sexy commercial-style sake with a touch of sweetness and a smooth texture and finish. I found myself wishing for a bit more flavor. On the other hand, if I could find a sake like this at my local Japanese restaurants, Id be very happy. Made from water purified naturally as it runs through mountain rock." The explosive nose of this medium-bodied sake exhibits a slight wood spice and floral aromas that quickly move towards apple compote and lively citrus notes akin to lime rind. From green fruit flavors upfront to a creamy mid-palate with some super ripe cantaloupe and honeydew, the mild acidity allows the minerality to exert itself on the finish. - Brewery


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Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

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89 Points, Stephen Tanzers International Wine Cellar, 2007 Crafted in the legendary Nanbu brew tradition. Truly a locally-produced sake. It is made with the local Ginginga rice which took over eight years to develop and perfect. The water, yeast, and brewing team are also all from Iwate prefecture. Enjoy before and during meals.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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