A combination of fresh spring water, Yamada Nishiki rice (known as the ‘king of sake rice’), Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 50%, and the skill of the sake master, result in this classic example of a Fushimi style Junmai Daiginjo...Horin has a delicately fruity nose, its subtle flavors are well-balanced, and it is exceptionally smooth with a long clean finish. Style: Mild fruity aroma with delicate notes of over-ripe cantaloupe, honeydew and honeysuckle. Round and smooth on the palate, with a medium, creamy body. Finishes long and smooth, with a hint of pear. Pairing Notes: Horin’s delicate aromatics complement lightly seasoned appetizers, salads, lobster and mild fish dishes, glazed pork, fresh fruit and lighter style fare. SMV: +2. Alcohol: 15.5%.
92 points Beverage Testing Institute: "Brilliant... A lush entry leads to a rounded, substantive full-bodied palate with extraordinary balance. A generous, flavorful, lenghty style."