Yamazaki 1995 Vintage Malt
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!
This one is said to be very rare. Colour: mahogany. Nose: this is a sherried version, and a rather beautiful one. Chocolate, cigar box, leather, fudge, Parma violets, coffee and walnuts. Flawless. With water: now it got truly wonderful. Old Spanish ham (pata negra) and very old white Madeira. Almost stunning. Mouth (neat): what a beast! Concentrated, even sort of heavy, with quite some oak (tannins – maybe a bit green) and truckloads of prunes plus English brown sauce. Sticky. With water: stunning whisky. More coffee and chocolate and then more fruits (blackcurrants, prunes, blackberries). Cleaner and less meaty than when neat. Finish: long, clean, fruity and jammy (blackberries). Comments: luv’ this. ‘Natural’ sherry maturing perfectly handled. SGP:652 – 90 points.
Tasting note by Serge Valentine Whiskyfun