Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hanyu 1988 Jack of Diamonds - #9103

Another Hanyu from the "cards" series. This time it's the Jack of Diamonds. Distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2008. 56% vol. alcohol. It's aged (or finished?) in a French oak Cognac cask.









  • Nose: Raisins, oak, some light glue, some light smoke, earthy, heavy sweet ripe apple
  • Mouth: Oak, light tannins, juicy tobacco, grapes, raisins, earthy
  • Finish: Short-medium long, light tannins, oaky, raisins and pears, earthy, honey, fruity

Comments: Something about the congac finish throws this off balance. The componets on its own are quite good It lacks finesse and harmony

85 points

2 comments:

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