Yamazaki 18
Added on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2007 at 11:46 AM
  Bottler: OB (Suntory)
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: N/A
  Price: $150 Availability: Wide
Matured in a complex mixture of casks including ex-sherry, ex-bourbon and mizunara oak.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of fruit and Circus Peanuts (the candy) with light smoke.  Gentle warming smoothness on the palate, bourbony with spices, sweet, and creeping notes of gentle wood smoke.  The previous fades nicely in the finish with some woodyness taking over.  
Gentle and smooth. More earthy flavor than the 12 year old offering. Best enjoyed neat. 
Wow...so much better tha the 12 year and worth the extra cost is worth it.  This has some coconut ginger spice going on with some nice mellow vanilla.  The fruity cherries and raisins are nicely integrated.  B/B+ ....a bit more on the B+ side but just barely. 
This has a great nose.  You definitely get the sherry notes on this with some exotic wood and incense. 

n:  Hell yeah.  Candy shop.


p:  Good.  Light mint and cinnamon.  Gentle and highly drinkable. 


n: rich deep fruit and malt. Black cherry, sandalwood, strawberry compote, wood char. Rum raisin and cherry with a hint of forest. Such a great nose.


t: Creamy chai aspect to this with the cherry. The palate is full-bodied and rich with red cherry vanilla and milk chocolate. Light paper smoke in the finish. Balanced and well put together.  [solid B+]

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