Yamazaki 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
21 aug 2020 6:00 pm

Average value

€ 62.17

3 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

464 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Yamazaki 12-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.17 points.

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Thanks to Slàinte Mhath for this miniature.
    A delicate and rather delicious Japanese creation.
    Loved the nose, really liked the taste, so much so that the finish couldn't quite live up to the begining.
    Would I buy a full bottle? Sadly I don't think I will ever find it at a price I find acceptable.
    • Nose
      92 92
      I really like the nose of this one.
      Clear and clean wood notes, not sure of the type because it's very well integrated with a mix of dark fruits/berries and nuts making it smell like an extremely exclusive hard wood.
      Sweet on vanilla notes. Sometimes I get a hint of mint, at another it comes across as some kind of white glue.
      From a little distance, not diving nose in, the wood is almost unnoticable and there's more sweet yellow fruit, cooked apple, honey melon and pineapple.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Starts soft, sweet and rounded.
      It's not thin, because the texture is almost oily, but it feels very delicate, almost fragile on arrival.
      Then there's a gentle build up of pleasant spice bringing with it some more substantial and roasted flavours.
      I think there's few 12YO that can show such a range in development with such a degree of ballance and "control".
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium+ lenght.
      Sweet, semi-dry, with maybe a bit too much dominance of oak and at times some pure "tasteless" alc notes arising.
      The empty glass smell of mild coffee and red currant with icing sugar.

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  3. Jeig scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Really well matured whisky and feel like 18 years old whisky. Best to drink neat. If not for the high price, I would’ve given 90.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Floral, raisin, oak, complex and deep. Well matured and I would have thought 18 years if blind
    • Taste
      87 87
      Spicy, dry, fragrant, slight bitterness, floral, nutty
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long aftertaste, bitterness in a good way, dry, nutty

  4. Pizzaboxy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    If anyone is interested in receiving some of these samples, please make me an offer. Gladly also an exchange offer if you have something nice to dive. I also have other miniatures on the shelf ???? I would also like to meet in person around Munich ????????????

  5. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. htz881 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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