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Yamazaki 12yo

(43%, OB, +/-2008)
Average Score: 82
Bottle Profile
TypeJapanese Whiskies
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameYamazaki
Alcohol By Volume43%
Other Details+/-2008
Issued2008
Average Score82


Maniac Ratings
Davin de Kergommeaux78
Craig Daniels84
David Wankel82
Oliver Klimek85


Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: Sherry, raisins, dates, muscatels, furniture polish, then mango, banana and sandalwood. Palate: liquorice and mixed spice, lots of creamy wood. Finish; polished wood, tropical fruit and silky wood. Comment: Lovely fruit notes with polished wood and creamy oak. Classic
Oliver KlimekColor: Dark amber - Nose: Dried tropical fruit, mainly pineapple and banana, honey, minimally smoky - Palate: Tropical fruit, vanilla, a bit of smoke, pepper, nutmeg - Finish: Long, first fruity, then smoky - Overall: A delicately balanced mix of fruit, smoke and spice. Sophisticated but still not too complex for casual sipping. Very good.