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Yamazaki 1998

Overall rating
91.33/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB42045
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
CU70062
Strength
61.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Isetan
Added on
17 May 2013 3:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1967.50

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Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki 1998

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.33 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Yamazaki 1998 #70062, 61° (bottle n°21)Nose : really smooth, sherry monster. cacao pouder, cereals. dark fruits.

    Taste: Cinnamon, black chocolate, malt. dark fruits. hints of porto

    Finish: Powerfull, in the continuing of the mouth

    +water: more floral. Hints of dry pine trees

    Comment: 88/100. Really good but not that complex. I would have prefered a more open and powerful noze.

  2. ChungLin scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    This cask is complete package from Yamazaki, big, complex and balanced with very beautiful body. Maybe lack a tad of "oldness", otherwise it is one of the japanese sherried bottles! You can't go wrong with this cask, especially at its reasonable price 120 euro (just by now)!

  3. darren918jp scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    A dark, heavily sherried expression that achieves a tantalizing balance between explosive berry fruits and resinous as well as spiced influence from the wood beneath the sherry (wood).

    I would add black cherries to the berry list, and I second the nutmeg. 

    The most enticing Yamazaki I`ve encountered.

      

  4. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Beautifully rich, classic Yamazaki dark

    sherry. Leads with a bucket load of raisins. Blackberry conserve, ginger

    spice, stew rhubarb, balsamic, dark honey. Dark chocolate, oyster

    sauce, caramelised orange jus, sherry soaked oak. No harshness even at

    61%.

    Palate: Massive concentration of dried fruits, raisins,

    currents, papaya. Big salt, fresh ginger heat, black plums, toasted

    oak, some red wine like tannins. Water brings out leather, nutmeg,

    cocoa, blood oranges and ups the tannins.

    Finish: Long and juicy. With water raisins, nutmeg,

    cocoa, oyster sauce, balsamic, menthol, almonds, dark chocolate and the

    drying tannins. Prefer this with only a few drops of water at the most.

    Last Word: Color as black as ink in the bottle and as

    resolved as a good 18YO. Big, bold and beautiful. What a cask selection.

    Pays to be located only 25 minutes from the distillery me thinks. Not

    to be confused with cask #CU 70067 found at Isetan/s in Tokyo. 70062 is

    superior across the board.
    Rating: 92/100

    By http://www.thejapanesewhiskyreview.com

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