Monday, 9 March 2015

Karuizawa 28 yo 1983/2012 Noh Sherry Cask #7576

Karuizawa 28 yo 1983/2012 Noh Sherry Cask #7576

Official bottling
Single malt - West Honshu
Dark amber
57.2% ABV

Nose: Cucumber, leather, raspberries, pears, dried apples, red grapes, magic marker, hints of roast pork. With water, honey, more dried apples, hints of cream, hints of elderflower.
Mouthfeel: Heavy body, loosens, turns watery, slightly astringent.
Tasting: Sweet. Ink, leather, raspberries, pears, red grapes, magic marker, honey, hints of roast pork. With water, sweeter, dried apples, calvados, hints of golden syrup.
Finish: Long. Chillies, leather, dried apples, honey.


Sweet, but also fresh and astringent. Sherried Karuizawa has become something of a cliche, I feel, and it's always nice to find something that doesn't hew to that stereotype. Not that there's much left to find. This whisky is complex, slightly savoury, and opens up beautifully with water. What it opens up to is a world of apples and apple brandy. Delicious.


I like this a lot.

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