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Watari Bune “Junmai Daiginjo”
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Watari Bune “Junmai Daiginjo”

Ibaraki prefecture

$147.25 member price
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Like no other

This is perhaps one of the most sought after junmai daiginjos circulating the sake scene. It’s been written about by sake experts like John Gautner, and even a wine critic, Robert Parker. After partaking of this lavish, layered sake you might be inspired to put pen to paper too. The classic fruit flavors have dashes of peach and blend seamlessly into a one-of-a-kind experience. Huchu Homare proudly brews this masterpiece with Wataribune rice, unmatched in its excellence.


Brand Watari Bune
Brewery Huchu Homare
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Wataribune (rice)
Yeast variety Association No. 701
Alcohol 16.7%
RPR ? 35%
SMV ? +3.0
Acidity ? 1.4
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Watari Bune “Junmai Daiginjo” is cold (40-60°F).
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Watari Bune “Junmai Daiginjo” - Ibaraki prefecture

Watari Bune is made in Ibaraki prefecture in the Kanto region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Watermelon

  • Pineapple

  • Plum


Recommended Pairing

  • Cheese

  • Seafood


Huchu Homare

Huchu Homare, established in 1845, is located in the old capitol of Ibaraki, which is known for its soft, iron-free water. Using this water and inspiration from the surrounding region, the brewers at Huchu Homare craft highly acclaimed sake born from Watari Bune rice. This rice is harder to grow but helped the brewery win two gold medals at sake competitions. The sake created at this brewery is an honorable representation of what the region has to offer.

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