• Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai (720ml)
  • Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai (720ml)

Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai (720ml) 伯楽星 特別純米


Due to flat grain rice polishing techniques, only the best of flavours are derived from a 60% polishing ratio. Expect enticingly soothing aromas of banana and melon combined with rich umami and a refreshing citric acidity.

full-bodied and structured
year round
on the palate
rich rice umami
on the nose
mild banana and citrus
RPR (Rice Polishing Ratio)
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The Hakurakusei brand represents the best of sake for food pairing and this Tokubetsu Junmai is at the forefront. A well developed Tokubetsu Junmai maintaining ample body for pairing with a wide range of cuisines and flavours.

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

How to enjoy楽しみ方

Recommended pairings
tandoori chicken | grilled unagi
Serving temperature
Serving vessels
nousaku tin cup


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.