Sparling sake!!! Ichi-ban!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Brand NameJizake
Wine NameAi No Hime (Beni) - Princess of Love
Vintage (Year)
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeSake
Alcohol %8%
Bottle Size187ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)
PA Listing #7719

Ichi ban means number one in Japanese, and I just had to give this wine a rating of ten. The only issue that I can see with it is the price versus what you are getting in the bottle, but that in itself balances it out, since it is a premium sake (and ounce for ounce it is probably on bar with many champagnes like Dom Perignon).

I can't believe Silvio ([Lelli] of NationWide Wine & Spirits, LLC) was holding this one out on me for awhile.

This wine has the most delightful taste of guava, grapefruit, and maybe even honeysuckle, and I can say that it can easily compete with, and bypass the taste of any mimosa or bellini (too bad that I mix my bubbly with either pineapple, grapefruit or pomegranate juice). This is definitely a wine to keep stashed away for a late night rendezvous, or an early morning intimate tete-a-tete.

Again, find this wine, and cop a case of it; yes, it will cost you a c-note easily, but you'll find that it's money well spent.


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