Driven to create a one of a kind saké rice strain to rival Yamada-Nishiki (“the king of rice”), Hakutsuru spent over 10 years developing their own exceptional HAKUTSURU NISHIKI rice, becoming the first successful crossbreed of Yamadaho and Wataribune in 70 years.
A luxurious saké, mouth-filling and full of flavor, yet delicately refined. Enjoy the elegance of refreshing floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom and savor a hint of vanilla sweetness in the extra-long finish.
Sushi, sashimi, raw oysters, calamari, apricot almond tart.
Made with rice polished to at least 50% and sometimes much more, junmai daiginjo saké is created using only rice, water, koji and yeast. An ultra-premium saké grade.
Hakutsuru is located in the famed Nada district of Kobe, a leading saké production area. The name Hakutsuru means “white crane”. The crane’s reserved character and graceful appearance along with the cultural association of seeing a crane in flight as an auspicious sign, makes the crane an ideal symbol to represent the excellent quality of Hakutsuru’s saké.
2019 Tasting Panel – 96pts
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