Yamazaki 1984
Added on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  Bottler: Suntory
  Age: N/A Type: Japanese
  Vintage: 1984 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.00 % Region: Japan
  Price: $550 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Strong fruity sherry profile, dominated by apricots, then plumbs, and a hint of unpeeled kiwi which hits on both the nose and palate.  The sherry is the transformational type, it's really melded with the malt.   Finishes sweet with a nice silky mouth feel.   I tried this at a master class at Whisky Live Los Angeles and thankfully the room was not full, because that meant there were extra glasses of this sitting about the room!    It was a frenzy. 

Nice complexity and depth, greatly mouth-filling. Blast of dry sherry that you'd expect, mainly. But it's really bordering on too tannic.


RETASTE: Been almost a couple years since I've tried this. Palate is much sweeter than I recall, and though it dries out in the finish, I wouldn't call it too tannic. Bigger fan now. Rating upgraded from B to B+, I would definitely want to own a bottle of this.

I've had this a couple of times now, always in non-condusive-to-notes-settings.  One thing is always clear though, it's always good but never great.  Light sherry and evergreen.  Best I can do unless you want to give me some more... 
N: sherried peach flavored bubblegum, exotic woods and spices, blackberries, with a hint  of smoke        
P: tart peaches/ nectarines, pear cores, wood and raw almonds      
F: a refreshing sherry finish with dark fruits        
A very balanced and complex japanese whisky.  The sherry is very clean and present but doesn’t overpower the lighter notes             

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