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Yamazaki Sherry Cask Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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

 

Yamazaki Sherry Cask

Brand
Yamazaki
Expression
Sherry Cask
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
48.00%
Produced at
Yamazaki Distillery
Availability
Specialist retailers

Neil Ridley

85
Nose
Monsterous sherry influence, a big resinous note, dark chocolate, stewed dried fruit, mossy forest floor and wet wood. Spices get to work with the addition of water.
Palate
Like spooning out heaped teaspoons of mincemeat. Five spice, plump raisins, dates and dark bitter chocolate, intermingle with a brandy butter note.
Finish
An oaky dryness resonates alongside notes of dried fruit and cocoa powder.
Comment
Bold and rich, but with no signs of being overpowered.

Rob Allanson

79
Nose
Smoked meats, caramelised muscavado sugar, tomato stalks but also an underlying creamy sweetness, panna cotta and raspberries.
Palate
Astringent oak grip at first, then blackberry compote and apple skin sweetness. Fruitcake and icing, that mix of sweet and gentle savoury flavours.
Finish
Juicy but with a little astringency.
Comment
A bit of a sherry bomb, with a clear sweet side.
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