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Yamazaki Sherry Cask

Overall rating
89.74/100
votes
206
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

€ 5834.90

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki Sherry Cask

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.74 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Kumachan scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    At 150 - 180 € a big yes. Otherwise .... no. If it had to be assigned a grade: Subjectively a 90
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      It is perfectly balanced, the finish is long on saline notes, reglissé almost iodized.

  3. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, old wood a little soggy, dusty leather, sweet vanilla and black fruit macerated immediately!

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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.

  6. megabreit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Personally too sherrylastig, but overall quite yummy. Impressed by the long dry finish
    • Nose
      dark sherry, furniture polish, cigar box
    • Taste
      dark fruits, oak, mint
    • Finish
      Long and dry without losing the fruitiness. He develops a pleasant dust note

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  8. Taliskman scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    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.
    • 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

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