Suntory The Owners Cask, Bar Hermit Private Stock, 1996 Yamazaki Sherry Butt. 58%abv


Nose: Big sherry, mixed berries, sweet oak, red grapes, vanilla wafer.
Palate: Nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, sherry, medium-weight dark chocolate, figs, berries, a hint of pine, and just enough tannins to balance the sweetness.
Finish: Clean, warming, spicy, with dark cherry, marzipan, blueberry, mint and again, just the right amount of oak and tannins.
Last Word: One to spend 30 minutes nosing. Perfectly balanced and superb.
Rating: 93/100 Points

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