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Yamazaki 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Yamazaki 18 Years Old

Brand
Yamazaki
Expression
18 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
18 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Yamazaki Distillery
Website
www.suntory.com/yamazaki
Availability
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Martine Nouet

Nose
Malty with a floral note (meadow flowers). Toasted oatmeal. A touch of salty butter. On time displays richer aromas. Toffee, liquorice. Apple flan.
Palate
Sweet and smooth. Pear poached in syrup. Estery. Oak envelops fruit in a firm, dry and grippy veil, releasing spices.
Finish
Long, dry and spicy.
Comment
Surprisingly, water tones the oaky flavours down, bringing out more malty sweetness. Quite a self-indulgent dram.

Dave Broom

Nose
Rich and slightly sweet though with a balanced oakiness. Walk in the woods: apple and violet, an old log cabin in the summer heat.
Palate
Though lighter than the nose suggests this has class. Leafy, almost mossy. Pine woods, violet again and a dusty rooty quality but sufficient sweetness to add depth and complexity.
Finish
Good length. Pomegranate.
Comment
This is a real jump in quality and shows great finesse.
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