Suntory 18 Years Yamazaki

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1699
Yamazaki
Japan
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Cherry:
Dried Fruit:
Caramel:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Grape:
Honey:
Peach:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Fig:
Leather:
Malt:
Nuts:
Pear:
Pepper:
Spices:
Herb:
Tasting
Fruit:
Oak:
Sherry:
Spices:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Herb:
Malt:
Peach:
Dark Chocolate:
Leather:
Oil:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Pepper:
Plum:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Date:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Floral:
Finish
Oak:
Sweet:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Cherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Raisin:
Herb:
Berries:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Nutmeg:
Oil:
Peach:
Pear:
Pepper:
Plum:

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Tasting Notes 4

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18. Oct 2017
Nosing: Peach Sweet Caramel Honey Fruit

Taste: Peach Sweet Honey Oak

Finish: Oak Chocolate

Comment: very good one, with out the prize.
kroman
05. May 2016
Nosing:
sherry; specifically those cherry brandy chocolates...only more expensive!
Transitions to a weird (but not unpleasant) oakiness...might be the mizunara, might be the power of sugestion

Taste:
a little hot (though some will say "intense"), mouthcoating and heavy/oily, sherry, spices...very complex and well-stuctured. takes well to breathing quite a bit

Finish:
long, very dry with dark chocolate and a faint trace of coffee beans...?

Comment:
Don't get me wrong. This is a very enjoyable whiskey and makes a delightful nightcap....but, personally, I don't think it's worth the money ("gasps fill the room"!). I fully acknowledge that my palate might not be refined enough to fully appreciate the nuances, but I'm a little embarrassed to say the Yama 18 is over-hyped. I'm apparently an exception to the rule, though, so please take that into consideration
16. Feb 2020
Nosing: Fruit Peach Berries Sweet Honey Caramel Oak

Taste: Fruit Peach Oak Dark Chocolate

Finish: Dark Chocolate Plum

Comment: Complex, very elegant. Not too overpowering, and quite smooth. An outstanding Japanese whisky, but personally I would prefer the Yamazaki 12Y.
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25. Apr 2011
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26. Apr 2014
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23. Jun 2014
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01. Nov 2014