Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Yamazaki Single Cask Takashimaya Buyer's Selection 10-year-old
Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:
"Yamazaki Single Cask Takashimaya Buyer's Selection 2000. 10-year-old. Sherry Butt. 57 per cent alcohol.
Nose: Rich oak over bitter tannins. Pine, dry sherry, varnished wood, a little camphor. Water brings out orange and grapefruit.
Palate: Savoury shapes, clean sherry, slightly bitter orange, pepper, a milk/dark chocolate combo. Water adds fruit tingles.
Finish: Well-balanced chocolate over fruit cake and oak. Drying. Water adds the fruit tingles again which lessens the dryness.
General comment: Well resolved for a 10-year-old.