Hakushika Tanuki Saké, Junmai
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Hakushika Tanuki Saké, Junmai

Item # 27450 (3L)
$19.96/ Single Bottle
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$79.84 $71.86/ Case of 4
Sake Meter Value
2
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Item Notes

  • Currently this item can only be shipped in Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn or picked up at our store at 399 Lafayette St., NYC.

Tasting Notes

The reincarnation of the Karakuchi saké pack, the Tanuki has the same rich style that's all about fruit-driven aromas; think candied apples. Amazingly accessible on the palate, this pairs with a variety of foods, from teriyaki to ramen to stir-fry. Great chilled.


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Staff Pick Notes

Saké might be the solution to all of the famously difficult wine pairings: fresh greens, sour vegetables, and spicy foods, to name a few. The thing is, saké at the premium level is spendy stuff, and it's hard to justify that expense sometimes when, for a similar price, you can buy a wine that seems like a sure bet. Tanuki is a good place to start. I like this saké for its utility. It makes drinking saké normal. I've served it at parties where we grilled pieces of chicken on a stick with soy sauce, and I have a carton hanging out in my fridge to have as a random aperitif or with my next order from King of Tandoor. The flavor is mild, a little bit saline-sweet, and grainy, which makes it a good backdrop to a wide spectrum of dishes.

- TT

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