Sun Shine (Wakatsuru Shuzou) Aged 20 Years 2011. 59%abv


Nose: Pear, vanilla, brine, a little vinous(white wine), oranges, oak, smoke.
Palate: Explosion of malt, lemon sherbert, sweet oak, salt, hint of sherry, blackcurrent, smoke, mouth coating
Finish: Long, starts with malt and blackcurrent sweetness then ashy/smokey dryness. After about five minutes some yeast and fresh cut timber join in.

Last Word: Has developed a few gluey/sulphury notes over the last 6 months
Rating: 84/100