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Matsui Sakura Cask Whisky 700ml

Matsui Sakura Cask Whisky 700ml

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Rated #1 in NZ

Jim Murray rated 95.5/100 2022

Freshly peeled grapefruit blends effortlessly with vanilla-led oak.  A young malty character keeps an aloof distance.  The sugars are a subtle mix of grist and icing sugar.  It is the cherry wood giving delicate phenolic note. The surprising oiliness works wonders in holding together and then extending the complexity.  You half fancy that there is a light phenol note on the loose here, and you are convinced that there is barley concentrate at work.  Also you are pretty sure the sugars range from delicate muscovado to thin orange-blossom honey, but there are no statements just teasing and hints.  Those brilliant oils just keep on going and the spices rise like the moon and glows above all.  The fade is one of a tannin-barley combination.  Forget about discreet sips, take healthy mouthfuls and chew and allow the splendour of the complexity complete with those mysterious hints of phenol to unravel on your tantalised taste buds.  So gentle, so genteel yet so understatedly enormous yet so sprightly.  A treat and a paradox of whisky.

Alc 48%

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Free delivery over $200
Rated #1 in NZ
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Jim Murray rated 95.5/100 2022

Freshly peeled grapefruit blends effortlessly with vanilla-led oak.  A young malty character keeps an aloof distance.  The sugars are a subtle mix of grist and icing sugar.  It is the cherry wood giving delicate phenolic note. The surprising oiliness works wonders in holding together and then extending the complexity.  You half fancy that there is a light phenol note on the loose here, and you are convinced that there is barley concentrate at work.  Also you are pretty sure the sugars range from delicate muscovado to thin orange-blossom honey, but there are no statements just teasing and hints.  Those brilliant oils just keep on going and the spices rise like the moon and glows above all.  The fade is one of a tannin-barley combination.  Forget about discreet sips, take healthy mouthfuls and chew and allow the splendour of the complexity complete with those mysterious hints of phenol to unravel on your tantalised taste buds.  So gentle, so genteel yet so understatedly enormous yet so sprightly.  A treat and a paradox of whisky.

Alc 48%

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K&D
Disappointing

Not worth the price tag, pretty rough.

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B Smith
Incredibly disappointing

I don't know what Jim Murray has been smoking lately, but saying this is the pinnacle of Japanese whisky is nonsense. No age statement, but I'd guess it's 3 years at most and, sitting in fresh cherry, the whisky basically tastes like it's straight off the still. I admit it'd be good for straight off the still, but it desperately needs aging to be enjoyable. For the price, it's a dog.