Kura Master 2020

Started since 2017, Kura Master is a big-scaled sake competition held in France. Unlike its counterpart in Japan, Kura Master emphasizes the concept of “terroir” instead of just sake classification, so among the 6 categories, other than “Junmai”, “Junmai Daiginjo” and “Sparkling sake”, there are three covering rice – “Yamadanishiki”, “Omachi” and “Dewasansan”. All the judges have to be French as well.

In 2020, the jury was consisted of 51 professional sommeliers, 4 of whom are certified with Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF). Among 824 entry sakes, only 84 were awarded with platinum medals and 188 with gold medals. The best sakes were chosen to be “Top 18”, one of which will win the best prize, “President Medal” in November. If you want to try the sake recommended by a professional sommelier or try to match sake with Western Food, definitely you should give a try to the awarded sakes in Kura Master!

Fuku-komachi Junmai-daiginjo 720ml
Hourai Junmai-daiginjo Irootoko 720ml
Tengumai Yamahai-Junmai 720ml
Tokyo Kurabito, Junmai Ginjo 720ml
Kamoshibito Kuheiji "EAU DU DÉSIR" Junmai Daiginjo Yamadanishiki 720ml
Hourai Junmai-daiginjo Gokuiden 720ml
Dassai Junmai-daiginjo 23 720ml
Miyanoyuki, Junmai Ginjo 720ml
Ninki-Ichi Junmai-daiginjo 720ml
Shinsei Yamada Nishiki Junmai-daiginjo Hyo-on Kakoi(ice temperature aging) 720ml