• Hakurakusei Junmai Ginjo (720ml)
  • Hakurakusei Junmai Ginjo (720ml)

Hakurakusei Junmai Ginjo (720ml) 伯楽星 純米吟醸


Sake Competition Gold

Kura Master Gold

The subtle fruity aroma gives the impression of a sweeter sake, on entry there is a wonderful balance of citrus like acid and rice derived umami, proving it to be a wonderfully food-friendly sake, true to the Hakurakusei signature style.

clean and dry
year round
on the palate
refreshing citrus-like acidity
on the nose
gentle hints of banana
RPR (Rice Polishing Ratio)
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As a Junmai Ginjo with restrained Ginjo-ka aromas, there is little to distract from the food it's being paired with. Due to its seductively fresh mouthfeel and supple acidity, the sake works both to enhance flavours in the food and to clean the palate for the next bite.

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kura no hana
SMV (Sake Meter Value)
Water Source
subsoil water from zao mountain range
miyagi original kobo

How to enjoy楽しみ方

Recommended pairings
sashimi | yakiniku gyutan
Serving temperature
Serving vessels
white wine glass


Test: niizawa

Niizawa Sake Brewing Company 株式会社新澤醸造店

The brewery has been a pioneer for rice polishing. Working with their local variety of sake rice, contract cultivated Kura no Hana, Niizawa accomplished a record-breaking polishing ratio of 7% in 2015 after 350 hours of slow polishing. They then carefully brewed the Zankyo Super 7 and matured it for 1 year at below 0 temperatures to create the first product of its kind on the market. Subsequently, the brewery has taken the challenge even further by polishing its Kura no Hana down to the pin prick of the core of the grain at a jaw dropping .85 percent, the polishing process taking 5297 hours and 34 minutes, approximately 7 straight months of polishing, in the machine. The Reikyo, qualified as having a 0 percent polishing ratio, is a triumph and the winner of the ultimate rice polishing competition.