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Yamazaki 1980 Vintage Malt Tasting notes and reviews

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Yamazaki 1980 Vintage Malt

Brand
Yamazaki
Expression
1980 Vintage Malt
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
56.00%
Vintage
1980
Produced at
Yamazaki Distillery
Website
www.suntory.com/yamazaki
Availability
Japan, UK, France

Dave Broom

85
Nose
Sweet slightly peppery oak, rock candy, cocoa. Has age. Lightly oily with scented wood and plenty of sweet-hearted spirit to balance. Tickle of smoke.
Palate
Meaty, charred wood. Musky and intriguing. Deep sweet black fruits with a touch of liquorice bed it down in the middle of the tongue. Good length.
Finish
Mixing fragrance, light smoke and deep oak.
Comment
Big but balanced. Shows complexity.

Martine Nouet

85
Nose
Warm, rich, deep. Prickly. Damson jam. Blackcurrant. Orange caramel. Freshly brewed coffee. Needs time to release all its richness.
Palate
Velvety, almost syrupy, smooth at start then a spicy burst (fresh grated ginger) which dries up the mouth.
Finish
Dry, spicy, oaky. A sweet malty touch in the back.
Comment
A warm expression of sherry. Quite sensuous if not fiery. Rich and deep.
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