The Yamazaki

Aged 12 Years

ABV 43%
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Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: Aged 12 Years
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2007
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
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.
Taster   Dave Broom
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.
Visit the distillery
Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
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