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Yamazaki 'Sherry Cask'

(48%, OB, NAS, 2011*)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeJapanese Whiskies
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameYamazaki
Bottling NameSherry Cask
Alcohol By Volume48%
Average Score90

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson92
Konstantin Grigoriadis90
Ho-cheng Yao92
Krishna Nukala94
Rich Howard87
David Wankel92
Oliver Klimek87
Ralf Mitchell88

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood90

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonRound excellent wood influence. Figs and all that but not in your face. Also nice leather and some tobacco. Dark and lovely. Tastewise also round, but more aggressive on everything found in the nose. Quite the experience drinking this one. Greatly composed.
Rich Howarda deep and rich nose, with plums, figs, twigs, tree bark, milk chocolate, lighter notes of cinnamon ice cream and fresh milk. the palate is full of sweet and spicy fruit, also plenty of dark chocolate, leather, tobacco and toasted oak here as well, a dash of bitter black coffee on the finish. a drop of water offers up red berries, pomegranate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate, an infusion of vanilla, a light dusting of cloves and cinnamon. the palate is now bursting with sweet berries and orange marmalade, hints of leather and tobacco remain. summary: a rich and robust sherried dram, a good balance of fruit, berries, chocolate and tobacco. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]