Sempuku Shinriki 85 Junmai Sake NV

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Nothing short of a FANTASTIC sipping wine!!!

Producer/Winery: Miyake Honten Ltd.; Hiroshima, Japan.

Grape Variety: Hiroshima Shinriki Rice.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Japan.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $32.40 720ml (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sipping with pop corn.


    Chilled before drinking. Clear, almost colorless with maybe a trace of wheat straw. Robust aromas of brown rice and fermenting yeast with glimmers of tropical flowers as it warmed. Silky smooth, dry and very assertive mouthfeel with a light to medium body. On the palate there were a myriad of flavors dominated by rich Oxydendrum honey, fresh baked sourdough bread, steaming beef broth and although the alcohol content was high you could sense it but not actually taste it. Each sip was concluded with quite a brisk finish that ended tart to almost bitter. We don’t drink Sake often and our last bottle Tamanohikari Super Premium Ginjo Sake was paired with seared tuna, but we both commented that this bottle, essentially paired without food, was nothing short of a FANTASTIC sipping wine!!!

Miyake Honten Brewery in Hiroshima, Japan
Photo from Miyake Honten Ltd.
Comments: Learn more about Miyake Honten Ltd. and their wines.
See also: our reviews of other Sake wines.

Alcohol Content: 19-20%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 4 906748 021464

Imported by: Wine of Japan Import; Pompton Plains, New Jersey.