The Robert Parker effect

Robert Parker wine advocate has turned his interest to sake. After an article hit the front page of the Financial Times there is now talk of a world wide surge in interest. The top four according to Parker are listed below.

THE TOP FOUR SAKES ACCORDING TO ROBERT PARKER
Name Rating Comment
Kamenoo Sannen Jukusei 98 “I just want to sing or cry when tasting this sake”
Katsuyama Akatsuki 95 “A Chablis-styled sake but with Grand Cru quality”
Iwanoi Yamahai 95 “ … a pure expression of steamed rice … will warm the hearts of the rice lovers”
Nechi Otokoyama 94 “ … has superb beautiful floral notes, such as jasmine, orange blossom and daisy, just like in a summer grassplot with lots of flowers”
Source: Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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