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Yamazaki Sherry Cask bottled 2013

Wonderful Sherry. one of the best.

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@galgReview by @galg

17th May 2010

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Nose: Starts Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. Then some serious coffee notes and dark chocolate come in. I have one word for you : PRUNES! , fruit compot with lots of prunes giving it that dark, sweet deep aroma. It reminds me of my Grandmother's fruit ‘Kompot’ (a desserts made from boiling all sorts of dried fruit : Prunes,Sultanas, raisins with lots of sugar and spice, then served cold. I once had the pleasure of eating this dish in one of Israel’s top restaurants with some Champagne Sorbet on top. yumm.) but let’s get back to the nose , shall we? So we have Prune Kompot, Spice, Cinnamon. the works. Shabbat desert at the Jewish Shteitl.

Palate: Prunes attack here as well. The chocolate follows , then enters the sultanas, spices and burnt sugary finish. mouth coating, thick, viscous, powerful stuff. Yumm. This is a sherry done right. period.

Finish: Long finish, starting on dark chocolate, ending on prunes (sweet) and some Espresso notes (bitter). Bitter-sweet symphony.

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4 comments

@PeatAndMeat
PeatAndMeat commented

Attack of the prunes ;-) Sounds very, very nice.

9 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

Sounds divinely pruny? Prunish? Prunolic?

Nice review - one to look for!

9 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

yea. mucho mucho prunolic ;)

9 years ago 0

@UffeK
UffeK commented

Enjoying this wonderful whisky right now and I can only agree with your review. A bitter-sweet symphony and surely one of the best!

9 years ago 0

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