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Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

Overall rating 246 votes 83.21

Member rates

833 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 20
Finish 20
Balance 21

Tastingtags

51 Notes

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
30 Apr 2017 7:52 pm

Crémeux (œuf frais, même !) et fruité au nez, avec des notes de parfum floral, une bouche fruitée elle aussi, souple, épicée, il laisse une finale fruitée assez agréable. Les arômes ne sont pas très explosifs, mais c'est bien fait.

Enthousiasme 3/5

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The Macallan
Expert Senior The Macallan Review note
23 Apr 2017 4:40 pm
The Macallan gave this whisky 77 points

Tasted at the first garnering of Whisky Club Utrecht.

Weighted Rate
76.5
Nose
79
Initial taste
82
Body
77
Finish
77
Price
60
Presentation
75
ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
09 Apr 2017 12:15 pm
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Getrocknete Beeren, andere Trockenfrüchte wie Pflaume, japanische Eiche kommt sanft durch, Hauch Kokosnuss, Zimt, Feigen

Taste

Beeren, besonders Himbeeren machen der japanischen Eiche Platz nach einer Weile, Pfirsich, feine Würze, Muskat, samtig, sanfter Rauch

Finish

Mittellang, bittere Eiche mit Zimt und Vanille

Comments

Der Abgang hängt hinterher, insgesamt aber eine interessante Abfüllung die einlädt ihm Zeit zu lassen und neues zu entdecken.

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
09 Mar 2017 2:59 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 83 points

N: It's young and brimming with pineapples.

T: Good fresh, sweet-ish firm chew.

F: Waxy mouthfeel

C: Well rounded, decent young NAS, but it's hard not to reflect upon those aged Yamazaki’s that were around not that long ago. Blog


Scores a C[+]

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
04 Dec 2016 8:04 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 68 points

N- Trademark of caramelized plum and vanilla, dried fruits christmas pudding.

P- Raw with sour berries. Unpleasant spiky wood broke loose on the palate. Lack of both finesse and balance, a disastrous and surprisingly bad, considering it is from a reputable maker.

F- Medium. Though rich on spices, but all were coated on a rough edges. Spicy and off-bitterness remains. Not a whisky to be enjoy on its own, soda an option.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
78.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
70
Body
85
Finish
75
Price
70
Presentation
85
rpvdwel
Expert Senior rpvdwel Review note
23 Jul 2016 6:01 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
81.7
Nose
83
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
79
Presentation
82
Corso_theRed
Expert Senior Corso_theRed Tasting note
14 Jun 2016 9:15 pm
Corso_theRed gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Brightly fruity – mirabelles, pear compote, fresh apple juice (golden delicious or other sweet ones). Light sherry profile – golden sultanas, ground peanuts, and some oak. This is a rather fragrant nose. Not bad.

Taste

Sweet and juicy. The oak is speaking now. There is a miniscule bitterness, with more caramel and something reminiscent of honeydew and peach. Overall it’s rather tasty, but nothing strikingly complex.

Finish

Medium. Vanilla, mentholated caramel, and more soft tannins.

Comments

As with so many of these NAS whiskies, they can’t really mask their relatively low age entirely. The nose is enticing, but the palate offers too much cask-infusion with too few counterpoints. Overall still a tasty malt, yet overprice – like most Japanese whiskies these days.

Ivynor
Expert Senior Ivynor Tasting note
04 May 2016 11:35 pm
Ivynor gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Un assemblage de whiskies jeunes de moins de 10 ans (dont certains tonneaux de Bordeaux pour faire style) et de whiskies d'environ 20 ans vieillis en fût de sherry.

Nez élégant, fin, sur la crème vanillée, la cake aux fruits, légèrement beurré, un peu de céréales. Pas hyper expressif.

Taste

Très facile, légèrement crémeux, sucré, un peu sherry avec des fruits secs, de la cerise griotte et de la vanille. Jeunesse ressentie avec des céréales et un peu de levure

Finish

moyenne, un peu d'épices et du bois, caramel et légère amertume

Comments

Plutôt bien fait, élégant et assez gourmand

rpvdwel
Expert Senior rpvdwel Review note
11 Apr 2016 8:08 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
82
Price
81
Presentation
85
domani
Expert Senior domani Tasting note
25 Mar 2016 10:54 pm
domani gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Süß, anklänge von Sherry, Preiselbeeren, Trauben, Schokolade, vielleicht etwas Vanille, frische Aromen

Taste

Süß, würzig, dunkle Früchte

Finish

Mittellang

Comments

Überraschend guter Single Malt. In der Nase kräftiger als im Geschmack wo er etwas abfällt. Ohne Alter und man merkt das die nötige Reife fehlt. Dennoch gut gemacht - 25.03.2016

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