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Yamazaki Sherry Cask

Overall rating
89.68/100
votes
203
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4901777247444
Added on
14 Nov 2013 9:11 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 3684,52

Tastingtags

35 Notes

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
26 Feb 2018 4:05 pm
ctu gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Big sherry, prune, forest fruits, caramel, vanilla, banana, antique leather and spicy oak.

Taste

Bittersweet. Big sherry and oak. Citruses, candied orange peel, fruit liqueurs and acidic red wines.

Finish

Long, bittersweet.

Comments

Massive woody japanese sherry bomb. Overpriced. It's grotesque, but good.

Kumachan
Member Senior Kumachan Tasting note
30 Jan 2018 3:49 pm
Kumachan gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

La robe est belle, on si perdrai face à une lumière. .. de beaux yeux brun.

Splendide, le bouquet est infini, c'est un moment un vin rouge âgé sur des notes de cèdre, de cassis confituré, un banyuls, avec ses noix, son grillé, le cacao amer, le pruno séché, le raisin sec à l'eau de vie, la griotte.

L'évolution sur 30 minutes s'amplifie, vers des notes de terre, d'orange confite, d'abricot sec.

Un moment rare !

Taste

Le violon est accordé et en bouche un beau concert !

Notes torréfiées et grillées, de fruits secs, de figue, cerises noires, noix. Du gras et de la matière bien présente. Un piment léger. 

Finish

C'est parfaitement équilibré, la finale est longue sur des notes salines, reglissé presque iodé. 

Comments

À 150 - 180 € un grand oui. Sinon....non.

S'il fallait lui attribuer une note : Subjectivement un 90

Florian My Collection
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
27 Sep 2017 9:12 am

Au nez, du vieux bois un peu détrempé,le cuir poussiéreux,de la vanille douce et des fruits noirs macérés de suite!

My Collection
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
22 Sep 2017 12:19 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 86 points

A difficult one to score because like many of the Japanese offering  its very sherried and very woody but  I like the mouthfeel its  what I would call Luscious like a Macallan 25 sherry on steroids but less rounded?????

I have kept the price at 85 so as not to distort the true score because being honest this would be around 50 on current so called value, strictly speaking whisky like this on a quality/price ratio is very poor but hey that's the whisky world we live in.

As for being the best whisky in the world 2015 , well its utter rubbish of course.

Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
90
Initial taste
80
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
86
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
22 Sep 2017 12:07 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Old oak
Nose

Treacle toffee, dark plum, soy sauce, vanilla, banoffee pie, black cherry, blueberry.

Taste

Bitter wood mixed in with rich sherry at first, plum skins, thick caramel, full bodied red wine (residue).

On the one hand it has the usual Yamazaki woody bitterness and on the other a nice creamy mouthfeel with an array of rich flavours.

Finish

Long, fizzy with the bitterness receding.

Comments

A Jekyll & Hyde malt for me, too bitter in parts to be really good but quite thick and Luscious on the palate which probably wins out in the end.

megabreit
Expert Junior megabreit Tasting note
18 Aug 2017 7:48 pm
megabreit gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

dunkler Sherry, Möbelpolitur, Zigarrenkiste

Taste

dunkle Früchte, Eiche, Minze

Finish

Lang und trocken ohne die Fruchtigkeit zu verlieren. Er entwickelt eine angenehme Staubnote

Comments

Mir persönlich zu sherrylastig, aber insgesamt recht lecker. Besticht durch den langen trockenen Abgang

Scheiß auf Küsschen. Guten Freunden gibt man ein Bier.
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
30 Apr 2017 7:19 pm

Au nez, c'est le Japon ! (Commentaire très con pour celui qui n'a jamais goûté de whisky japonais) Sherry délicat et profond à la fois. Vin et chocolat subtils. Plus tard café et miel. Mais ce que je retiens surtout ce sont les odeurs épicées et "solvatées" que j'apprécie dans un bourbon. Surprenant ! En bouche, puissant mais sans aucune violence, c'est le caramel et le bois qui se distinguent. Finale où le sherry s'exprime avec du sucre et aussi beaucoup de sécheresse. L'eau...ne révèle absolument rien. Comme quoi il a été embouteillé exactement au bon titre !

Enthousiasme 4/5

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Taliskman
Member Junior Taliskman Note
09 Oct 2016 11:28 am
Taliskman gave this whisky 88 points

Good but not that good, certainly not worth it's heavy price.

dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
12 Apr 2016 11:56 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 94 points
Weighted Rate
93.6
Nose
96
Initial taste
94
Body
95
Finish
93
Price
86
Presentation
94
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
12 Apr 2016 11:59 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Rich, complex, intensiv, sweet oak and vanilla notes, dried fruits, ripe bananas, citrus fruits, and something leathery and old books

Taste

Nice wood notes, subtle sweetness, very oily and liquorice, citrus fruits again, some fruitiness comes out after a while

Finish

Long and burning, little bit of tannins and a tad bitter in the end

Comments

It's actually a very good whisky - typically Yamazaki with some very characteristic notes of oak wood and vanilla. I would say it's very close to great but probably not as brilliant as my current top whiskys.

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