N.V. Takasago Shuzo Junmai Daiginjo Ginga Shizuku (Divine Droplets) Hokkaido


  • Japan
  • Hokkaido
Drink between 2011 - 2014 (Edit)
CT93 32 reviews
Label borrowed from 2007
Label borrowed from 2007
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • garambler Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 25, 2017 - This had a subtle, yet complex bouquet of floral, honeysuckle, saline and herbal aromas. The palate was smooth, creamy and elegant with flavors of honeysuckle, melon, saline, herb and nuts.

  • guitarguy wrote: 80 points

    February 24, 2017 - I bought this a year ago at Goodys. I guess I should have consumed it right away. I found it kind of florally and slightly oxidized-like. Without much sake experience, I found this had a deep carmelized, floral flavor that was a bit overwhelming for sushi or sipping. It was stored in my cellar at 55F for about one year. This was stamped 10/12 so I wonder if Goodys was sitting on it. My notes actually were very similar to Richard Jennings only I did not find it enjoyable. Served slightly chilled, as suggested on the label.

  • cos65 Likes this wine:

    February 18, 2016 - Delicious clean bright honeysuckle with a hint of citrus grapefruit. Really quite nice

  • Papies wrote:

    December 26, 2015 - Clean, fragrant, light creamy on the palate, well round and elegant sake but with a serious punch to it and a nice structure if we can use the wine term. Very good and all rounder.

    SMV +3
    Alcohol 15.6%
    Polishing Ratio 50%
    Acidity 1.2
    Rice Yamada Nishiki
    Yeast # 9

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  • LW31 Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 26, 2015 - Delicious. Full mouth. Long finish. Really stands out among sakes I've had, admittedly a limited range.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2010 (link) 96 points

    (NV Takasago Shuzo Junmai Daiginjo Ginga Shizuku (Divine Droplets) Hokkaido) Light, green-tinged yellow color; floral, lime, acacia flower nose; tasty, creamy textured, sweet, nutty, almond, acacia palate; long finish (bottle dated December 2007)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/14/2009 (link) 93 points

    (NV Takasago Shuzo Junmai Daiginjo Ginga Shizuku (Divine Droplets) Hokkaido) Unusual, big, mineral, lemon cream, almost Vouvray-like nose; soft, dry peach, tart melon, mineral, refined palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Sake Tasting on Wine Library TV, Episode #355, 11/21/2007 (link) 93 points

    (NV Ginga Shizuku Sake Divine Droplets) #2; COLOR-clear; NOSE-cotton candy aspect; beautiful; like a premium perfume; cucumbers; fresh leaves; spritz of lime; Sugar cane & Honeycomb cereal; TASTE-very clean & pure; pretty; peach skin component; fresh Cantaloupe; beautiful elegant & very pure; ST-94; GV-93

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type Sake
  • Producer Takasago Shuzo
  • Varietal Rice
  • Designation Junmai Daiginjo
  • Vineyard Ginga Shizuku (Divine Droplets)
  • Country Japan
  • Region Hokkaido
  • SubRegion Hokkaido
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 835603005011, 835603005134, 835603007107

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 70 (28%)
  • Consumed 179 (72%)

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