The palate does not keep what the nose promises. Disappointing. Sweetness does not make up for flavour.
Aged 12 Years
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
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.
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.
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