Opened in 1969 and formerly known as Sendai distillery, Miyagikyo produces the bulk of Nikka's malt and grain whisky. The nose of this NAS expression is fruity, floral and not overtly young, emphasizing banana, mango and a touch of coconut. Beeswax, raisins and lemon hide in the back. On the palate, rich, sweet and surprisingly spicy flavors predominate, ranging from ginger, cinnamon and apples to mocha, licorice and restrained oak. Peppery, zesty and slightly herbaceous, the medium finish subsides with a hint of peat. A very pleasant summer dram.
N: Light. Honey, flower (pink, hibiscus), Mars bar B: Attack on smoke (very Yoichi in fact), honey, noble wood, toffee. F: Long, saline, some cardboard and tea too. C: Too bad it's a little shy on the nose. More interesting in the mouth.
Nice, I expected much less, the result is pastry, fruity, fine and elegant but of good amplitude. Do not try to compare it to the fire 10 years. If you had to give it a subjective rating, it would be a 85
The dress is golden yellow. The nose. A pastry ball: Marzipan, butter croissant and cooked butter. Confit, on the Ume plum, the freshness of the granny apple, depth of the khaki and the spices of the walnut and cinnamon.
The mouth. A fat and smooth texture, on sherry, cake batter and buttered brioche, white fruit, pear, peach and a little currant. Spices.
The finish is long on white fruits and cake dough.
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