Nose: Classic Yamazaki dark sherry notes. Rich yet elegant. Dark cherries, plums, chocolate, coffee, leather, sweet spices and oak.
Palate: Great development on dark fruits, fruit gums, ginger snaps. cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, Japanese forests, cloves. Sweet but never cloying the oak adds some balancing dryness. No need for water.
Finish: Follows the palate with some added mint, blackberry and tobacco leaf. Excellent length.
Final Word: Another fabulous Yamazaki sherry cask bottling.