Shinshu Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2019 58% NV

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Distileerderij Shinshu Mars
Bottelaar OB
Serie Yakushima Aging
Gebotteld voor X
Gedistilleerd op Not Specified
Gebotteld 2019
Land Japan
Streek Japan
Leeftijd X
Cask Type Yakushima Aging Cask
Vatnummer X
Alcohol percentage 58
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In original Box
Etiket Perfect
Voorraad 0

Professionele reviews

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Serge Valentin (88)

This was distilled at Mars Shinshu, then matured on the Yakushima island. Remember Mars, so Hombo Shuzo, mature their whiskies in three locations, Shinshu (where they also distil), Tsunuki and Yakushima. I agree it’s all a little complicated, and frankly byzantine at times. Colour: full gold. Nose: fully on some lemon tarte, vanilla cake, warm praline, moss and autumn leaves at first, before quite some camphor would start to show up, as well as some eucalyptus and thuja wood. Love it, it’s Japanese whisky that does nose Japanese indeed, I’m even wondering if some mizunara oak has not been in use at some point. With water: miso soup! Perfect! No, really! Mouth (neat): first class ‘resinous’ malt whisky, very oily, almost viscous, with some pine resin and liquorice, limoncello, and notes of orgeat (almond syrup). All that is perfectly synchronised. With water: limoncello up and so are dried herbs, including various types of mint. Finish: long, a tad saltier, no drying, with the expected citrusy aftertaste. Comments: NAS, sadly, I’d have loved to know how young this wonderful young whisky is. Just know. As for ageing terroir in wisky, well, I won’t open than can of worms again

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