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Yamazaki 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Yamazaki 12 Years Old

12 Years Old
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Yamazaki Distillery
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Martine Nouet

Prickly at first but soon softening on fruity notes. Apples and pineapple in caramel. Creamy. Rhubarb flan. Blancmange.
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!
Sweet with a bitter grip spicy aftertaste.
The palate does not keep what the nose promises. Disappointing. Sweetness does not make up for flavour.

Dave Broom

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