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Miyagikyo 1987, Cask no. 89714 Tasting notes and reviews

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Miyagikyo 1987, Cask no. 89714

Brand
Miyagikyo
Expression
1987, Cask no. 89714
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
61.00%
Vintage
1987
Produced at
Nikka
Website
www.nikka.com
Availability
Japan

Martine Nouet

Nose
Sherry, ground coffee. Morello cherries. Grapefruit juice. A distinctive sourness combined with dry oaky notes. Liquorice. Opening on sweet creamy custard. Hint of damp wall.
Palate
Sweet but oaky. Sherry is in control. Burnt caramel. Bitter tang.
Finish
Dry, oaky, dark chocolate, liquorice.
Comment
Another example of sherry domination. Where's the balance?

Dave Broom

Nose
Ripe and sweet with dried fruits, nuts and candied peel shifting into marmalade, persimmon. Shows good balance with a sweet blackberry note cut with saddle soap.
Palate
Once again, really piercing concentration which goes into a mix of dry, crisp oak this time with cigar leaf, oak and sandalwood.
Finish
Red grape skin, redcurrant tartness.
Comment
Good, but again not quite the extra dimension that's needed.
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