Yamazaki 1979 The Cask of Yamazaki 23 Years Old Cask RF1013 56% 1979

€ 30.578,51 (ex Vat)
37.000,00 (in Vat)
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Distillery Yamazaki
Bottler OB
Serie The Cask of Yamazaki
Bottled for
Distilled date 06.1979
Bottling date 11.2002
Country Japan
Region Japan
Age 23
Cask Type Mizunara Japanese Oak
Cask Number RF1013
Alcohol percentage 56
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect

Professionele reviews

BOW (92)

Serge Valentin (91)

Colour: full gold.

Nose: a rather beautiful attack on the nose, compact as often with ‘crafted’ Yamazakis but with very distinct notes of ginger and soft curry added to a rather waxy and oily character (paraffin, linseed oil, olive oil.) With water: it got much more vegetal and grassy, which is a little curious I must say. Whiffs of peat arising. No sweetness/fruitiness.

Mouth (neat): hugely concentrated but not thick, which is quite an achievement. Loads of spices, crystallised oranges, ginger, cardamom and pepper. A lot of wood but it’s great wood, I must say (spices.) With water: rounder of course, and more ‘oriental’ as well. Turkish delights, lychees like we found in other versions, orange squash, mint flavoured tea. Excellent now.

Finish: rather long and a tad more resinous.

Comments: an ultra-dry nose and a rounder and fruitier palate, which is exactly the contrary of what happens with many old Scotch. Two whiskies in one!

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