- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 48.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Nov 2013 9:11 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki Sherry Cask
36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.74 points
- Massive woody japanese sherry bomb. Overpriced. It's grotesque, but good.
Big sherry, prune, forest fruits, caramel, vanilla, banana, antique leather and spicy oak.
Bittersweet. Big sherry and oak. Citruses, candied orange peel, fruit liqueurs and acidic red wines.
- At 150 - 180 € a big yes. Otherwise .... no. If it had to be assigned a grade: Subjectively a 90
The dress is beautiful, we will lose in the face of a light. .. beautiful brown eyes. Splendid, the bouquet is infinite, it's a moment an aged red wine with notes of cedar, jammy blackcurrant, a banyuls, with walnuts, grilled, bitter cocoa, dried pruno, raisin to the brandy, cherry. The evolution over 30 minutes amplifies, towards notes of earth, candied orange, dry apricot. A rare moment!
The violin is tuned and in the mouth a beautiful concert! Roasted and toasted notes, dried fruit, fig, black cherries, nuts. Fat and the material present. A light chilli.
It is perfectly balanced, the finish is long on saline notes, reglissé almost iodized.
- On the nose, old wood a little soggy, dusty leather, sweet vanilla and black fruit macerated immediately!
- 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.
- 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.
Treacle toffee, dark plum, soy sauce, vanilla, banoffee pie, black cherry, blueberry.
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.
Long, fizzy with the bitterness receding.
- Personally too sherrylastig, but overall quite yummy. Impressed by the long dry finish
dark sherry, furniture polish, cigar box
dark fruits, oak, mint
Long and dry without losing the fruitiness. He develops a pleasant dust note
- On the nose, it's Japan! (Very clever comment for the one who has never tasted Japanese whisky) Sherry delicate and deep at the same time. Subtle wine and chocolate. Later coffee and honey. But what I remember most are the spicy and "solvated" odors that I appreciate in a bourbon. Surprising! In the mouth, powerful but without any violence, it is the caramel and the wood which are distinguished. Final where sherry expresses itself with sugar and also a lot of drought. Water ... does not reveal anything. Like what he was bottled exactly for the right title!
- Good but not that good, certainly not worth it's heavy price.