The Yamazaki

Sherry Cask

ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 108
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Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: Sherry Cask
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Neil Ridley
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.
Taster   Rob Allanson
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.
Visit the distillery
Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
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