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Yamazaki 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Yamazaki 12 Years Old

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

72
Nose
Prickly at first but soon softening on fruity notes. Apples and pineapple in caramel. Creamy. Rhubarb flan. Blancmange.
Palate
Very sweet. A bit too soft. Then oak has its grip. But the appetising fruity basket of the nose is hidden in the oak cupboard!
Finish
Sweet with a bitter grip spicy aftertaste.
Comment
The palate does not keep what the nose promises. Disappointing. Sweetness does not make up for flavour.

Dave Broom

72
Nose
Broad and quite sweet, reminiscent of roasting sweetcorn. Vanilla, spice, dried citrus peels, tomato leaf. On top, there's light freesia blossom. Cigar box.
Palate
Quite long and deepens in the middle into peach and a little sultana.
Finish
Ginger biscuits.
Comment
Yamazaki needs time and 12 years ain't enough.
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