KyotoLefty (9642) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
720ml bottle from Yamamoto. Clear, shiny, slightly oily and mirror-like. Big, surprising nose of sawdust, tons of fruit, pineapple, mikan, melon, spicy and light perfume, plus just a bit of yamahai-style funkiness and some salty sweat. Sweet, flowery, fruity flavor, pepper, lemon, rice, koji, light vanilla. Light but full, smooth, slippery palate. A bit too sweet, but very flavorful and lovely. This bottle won’t see tomorrow.