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Review by Nonjatta contributor - Serge Valentin
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"Yoichi 1991/2007 (62%, OB, cask #129493, Warehouse #15)
Nose: Really straighter, more vivid and more ‘mineral’ peat smoke than the 1986. The driest and the most austere of all, but maybe that’s because of the very high strength, so let’s add water right away. With water: big fruits and big peat, an excellent combo, well above the 1986 and 1987s in my opinion. Superb waxiness and leafiness, notes of marzipan-filled dates, fresh putty, macadamia oil, limejuice… A great nose.
Mouth (neat): Big and very punchy Similar to its siblings. Maybe a tad grassier and bitterer but, once again, water is obligatory. With water: oh yes, the best so far, no doubt. Straight ‘coastal’ peat, fresh nuts (almonds, walnuts), lemon zests, coriander, cardamom, sage, green pepper, heart of palm… Totally excellent.
Finish: Long, a tad sweeter and rounder now. A little mild in the after taste. Comments: Goody-good! My favourite so far and by far. It seems that they increased the peat levels at Yoichi between 1987 and 1991 (but I may be way off the mark here). SGP:467 - 90 points." (Serge`s scoring system is explained on this page.)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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