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Yamazaki 18-year-old

Overall rating
90.33/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
English Backlabel
Barcode
4901777126039
Added on
17 Oct 2015 9:57 am by nordkrebs

Average value

€ 741,29

35 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

403 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki 18-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Yamazaki 18 is a world-class rich, rewarding and luxuriant whisky. It has a reputation for a reason - it's pure quality. However, that reputation has pushed the price of this bottle up into the stratosphere, with it now regularly trading hands at auction for £300+ (as of June 2017). Considering when I was a younger lad I used to see shelves of this in the supermarket for around £60 a pop, it's hard to recommend to most people to buy a bottle in the current market conditions

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/yamazaki/yamazaki-18-year-old/
    • Nose
      Pronounced with an immediate air of confidence. Rich apples combined with tropical mango in some form of frangipane pastry-type affair. Ginger and cinnamon along with orange blossom and a air or musky incense provide deeper aromas. Deep and complex.
    • Taste
      Taste: Real viscosity in the body of this whisky. Sherry flavours are upfront with plums, prunes and a smattering or raisans and sultanas - high degree of sweet richness here. Almonds (frangipane right?) provide a discernable nuttiness. Chocolate alongside a real earthy umami flavour. Oak is ever-present, so spicing is heavy but not sharp and favouring cinnamon. Oozes quality.
    • Finish
      Long, warming, earthy and spiced with an ever so slight edge of salinity providing bite.

  2. htz881 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. aby scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Perfect balance with lost of sherry influence (dried fruits, sultanas, leather), then spices, oak, syrup.

    Taste is slightly bitter and tannic that is why i don't go above 90 points.

    Overall: balanced japanese malt at it's best.  90 points.

    sample available: whiskysample.nl

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. ZwiJo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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