Have been a bit slack in getting around to trying these, but did finish the Maiko Kinari which I thought was really great. I thought it displayed excellent flavour purity, lifted fresh aromas and great balance on the palate. Really refreshing as well.
Quite different in style to my favourite shincha this year, the o-cha sae midori but I liked it almost as much. If I hadn't gone a bit silly and ordered so much Shincha (+ Round 1 and 4 OTTIs!) I'd likely order more. Will go on the list for purchase next year.
Moving on to the Maeda-en 88th night now.