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Wakatake “Onikoroshi” Junmai Genshu
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Wakatake “Onikoroshi” Junmai Genshu

Shizuoka prefecture

$35.15 member price
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Rich, round, ravishing

This “genshu,” or undiluted junmai sake, has a higher alcohol content with concentrated robust flavor. It has an almost creamy texture that delivers layers of flavors like pear, lychee and banana. Beneath it all lies a nuttiness that only adds to the complexity. Neither too dry nor too sweet, Wakatake “Onikoroshi” Junmai Genshu has become a staple at many dinner tables and very well could become one at yours.


Brand Wakatake
Brewery Omuraya Brewing Company
Category Junmai
Subcategory Genshu
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Gohyakumangoku
Yeast variety Shizuoka (No.2)
Alcohol 17.5%
RPR ? 60%
SMV ? +9.0
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Wakatake “Onikoroshi” Junmai Genshu is over ice, cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
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Wakatake “Onikoroshi” Junmai Genshu - Shizuoka prefecture

Wakatake is made in Shizuoka prefecture in the Chubu region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Melon

  • Banana

  • Licorice


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood

  • Cheese


Omuraya Brewing Company

Wakatake, Wakatake “Onikoroshi,” “Onna Nakase” and “Oniotome” are all brands of Omuraya Brewing Company founded in 1832. This historic brewery is located on the Tokaido Road where merchants and travelers often stayed due to Oi River floods. Using the Minami Alps soft water, they’ve paid particular attention to using quality ingredients, employing their own rice milling machine from three generations ago. Switching to producing all premium sake in 2002 and now in the seventh generation of ownership, they continue to please locals and visitors alike with their long-loved series.

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