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Yamazaki 1992 Vintage Malt

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Suntory has picked the best cask from Yamazakis highlighted years and bottled them trough 2004/2005 as a really nice collector series. They taste tham good also, do no let them collect dust if you find one!

Colour: pale gold. Nose: expressive, starting on quite some olive oil and peat, very vegetal, organic and leathery. Chlorophyll, leaves, ginger, sandalwood, incense and pine resin. With water: oh, it got quite simpler, more on grass and vanilla. As if water had shut it down – and yes we gave this one time (it just got a tad more pearish). Bizarre… Mouth (neat): punchy but ‘drinkable’, with a little peat and a rather big ‘greenness’. Walnuts, salicornias, mint flavoured nougat, mastic sweets… Notes of pears and pineapples behind all that. Very good, extremely satisfying if not very complex - yet? With water: once again, it got somewhat simpler. Not bad at all, but simpler (pineapple and green spices, cardamom?) Finish: medium long, fruity, with a ‘return’ on vanilla crème. Comments: a good Yamazaki but it seems to lack most of its bros’ complexity and ‘fullness’. SGP:542 – 80 points.

Tasting note by Serge Valentine Whiskyfun

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