Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmaidaiginjo 40 wins the Fine SAKE Award

Date : 2022.04.28


Lately, Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmaidaiginjo 40 won the Gold Award in the Premium Daiginjo Category of the Fine SAKE Award, Japan.



Organized by the Fine SAKE Award Japan Executive Committee and inaugurated in 2011, this event has become a well-known sake competition in Japan with about 200 breweries nationwide handing in some 300 items in total. The winner sakes are judged through 7 scale evaluations by blind sensory test in Riedel wine glasses.



Judge Viewing


Why wine glass?


The original Japanese name of the Fine SAKE Award Japan is "ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード", which means "the most delicious sake award in a wine glass". The Fine SAKE Award Japan Executive Committee believes that, instead of the traditional Japanese sake cup, the wine glass helps people better grasp the delicate aroma, subtle color and elegant taste of their sake. "Wine glasses are the best partner to bring out the secret charm of sake. We believe this will help sake, Japan's soul beverage, to be more recognized, and help the sake culture to be handed down to future generations."



Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmaidaiginjo 40




Prefecture  Hyogo
Rice  Yamadanishiki
Polishing Ratio  40%
ABV  15%



The Kinmare Junmai Daiginjo 40 represents the well-balanced style of the brewery and has been awarded many gold medals in recognition of its superior taste. The Junmai, which means "pure rice sake" in Japanese, displays a complex blend of elegant fruity aromas and some rich umami flavors of rice. On the palate, it begins with a gentle and fruity feeling, then builds in a round savory taste, and finishes with lasting complex flavors. It reflects the spirit of the brewmasters with the skills and traditions passing down from generation to generation, creating the ultimate Kinmare Junmai Daiginjo 40.






Knight Hu

Saké Brand Manager, Greater China
Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966
Address: Unit 202, No.664 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai