Yamazaki 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Dec 2008 9:08 am

Average value

€ 418,40

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Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki 10-year-old

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.84 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful standard from Japan, which shows why the Japanese grew up in the subject of whisky. Amazing oak for 10 years
    • Nose
      very beautiful, elegant, bright ripe fruit and a beautiful oak note that carries light bourbon elements .. vanilla, spices. Mild and delicious, very Japanese.
    • Taste
      mild, but quite peppery, the oak spice dominates, tends slightly into the mentholig sour, sweet ripe fruit frolicking in the background.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, oak, sweetish tart, almost a little bit smoky, without peat. The oak has that say, yet mild.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Really good standard from Japan, for 45-50 euros the bottle I would think it over. ;)
    • Nose
      He has beautiful apple notes, elegant, some cognac-like, floral, violet, sweet honey, toffee, lavender oil, some chamomile tea, hints of citrus, hibiscus
    • Taste
      The honey returns, very silky and elegant on the go, sweet malt, hibiscus tea, light grapefruit notes, red apple, thyme, hints of anise, toffee, chamomile, some white pepper, oak
    • Finish
      Oak, the teen stay, sweet malt and grapefruit peel, medium length

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very floral. Reminds me of the Hibiki Japanese Harmony.
    • Taste
      A lot of vanilla. Very sweet on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Flowery again on the finish.

  6. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Pear, pineapple, banana, citrus, raisins, roses, perfume, touch of glue, toffee and chocolate
    • Taste
      Greasy, cherry, light pepper, oriental spices, brown sugar, dried fruit, chocolate, liquorice and orange
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet fruit, chocolate touch of pepper and citrus zest

  10. Jonathan Kleß scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    It's not a bad, but a very weak whisky at 40%. 

    I found that to be ok with the nose, which is decently complex and balanced, but everything else is just a bit bland and meaningless... 
    • Nose
      A very candied fruitiness with apples, bananas, sultanas, passionfruit, mango, very zesty citrus, some cider, 

      lots of caramel and vanilla, cream, custard,

      herbal with lavender, sage and rosemary, cherry blossoms, 

      mildly soapy and gluey(in a good way), matcha tea(dry), aloe vera, engine oil and a bit of waxiness/honey,

      rye bread, hints of european oak coming through, spicy, coffee, mint, cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorn, curry, some sandalwood

      with time there's some beefstock and other more savory notes aswell

      with water: matchbox, parsley, candied ginger, more fruitcake, gingerbread, salted liquorice
    • Taste
      balanced in taste, but very timid and very thin, ginger, honeyed sweetness, dates, apples, marzipan and vanilla midpalate      

      with water: even thinner, more ginger
    • Finish
      very weak finish, medium length, dates again, raisins, fanta, caramelised orange and lemon, bit of woodsmoke, dying whispers of matcha tea and coffee


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