Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Owners Cask, Bar Hermit Private Stock, 1996 Yamazaki Sherry Butt
Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:
Suntory The Owners Cask, Bar Hermit Private Stock, 1996 Yamazaki Sherry Butt. 58 percent alcohol.
Nose: Big sherry, mixed berries, sweet oak, red grapes, vanilla wafer.
Palate: Nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, sherry, medium-weight dark chocolate, figs, berries, a hint of pine, and just enough tannins to balance the sweetness.
Finish: Clean, warming, spicy, with dark cherry, marzipan, blueberry, mint and again, just the right amount of oak and tannins.
General comment: One to spend 30 minutes nosing. Perfectly balanced and superb.