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Rihaku “Wandering Poet”
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Rihaku “Wandering Poet”

Shimane prefecture

$43.70 member price
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Like poetry for your palate

With broad appeal and a memorable, sturdy flavor, this sake has the ability to complement even the most wine-unfriendly vegetables. This Junmai Ginjo is made with Yamadanishiki rice, known as the pinnacle of quality for sake rice. It is named after the famous Chinese poet, Li Po, who was said to drink a bottle of sake and write one hundred poems.


Brand Rihaku
Brewery Rihaku Brewing Company
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 15.2%
RPR ? 55%
SMV ? +3.0
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Rihaku “Wandering Poet” is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Rihaku “Wandering Poet” - Shimane prefecture

Rihaku is made in Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Banana

  • Lemon

  • Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera

Recommended Pairing

  • Aperitif

  • Seafood


Rihaku Brewing Company

Rihaku is named after the famous Chinese poet from the 8th century, Li Po, who was known to drink a big bottle of sake and write a hundred poems. The brewery is in Shimane, known for its low population and abundance of natural resources. Their 5th generation president, Tanaka, also presides as toji brewer and is constantly researching new types of rice and yeast for sake.

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