Kubota Junmai Daiginjo is the ultimate best buy and starting point for Sake. Priced at less than some breweries Daiginjo, this drinks better than a few of the Junmai Daiginjo we have tried at twice the price. The Junmai Daiginjo is made from 50% polished Gohyakumangoku rice from Niigata prefecture and is an excellent way to get to know the Kubota style. Crisp, dry, and very focused without losing track of delicious melon, pear, cherry, and mango fruits. There is a delicate floral aroma in the background, too, that also hides a touch of wet rice and minerality. The refined palate is smooth and energetic, especially at this price point, and has a great balance between richness and acidity imbued with a subtle sweetness. We recommend serving this on the colder side and pairing with traditional Japanese fare though this could pair untraditionally with something like Caprese salad. A smart bottle of Sake that has the same level of detail as their high-end bottles and is a perfect starting point for those looking to get introduced into Sake while being able to impress a seasoned Sake veteran alike.