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Karuizawa 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Karuizawa 12 Years Old

Brand
Karuizawa
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Karuizawa Distillery
Availability
Japan

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Woody. Rich oak. Burnt wood. But also a touch of wet damp cellar with must on the walls.
Palate
Thick, syrupy. Smooth and sweet. Chestnut purée. Wood is more integrated than expected. Coffee toffee.
Finish
Long, peppery.
Comment
Reveals more balance on the palate than expected. Certainly on the wood side but in a rich and complex way.

Dave Broom

70
Nose
Very odd: turnip skin, bread crust, burning wood. With water, Indian spices and blonde tobacco notes.
Palate
Liquorous. Marsala-like burnt edge. A little tannic and tight in the mouth. Water loosens things up bringing out orange and chocolate.
Finish
Short, slightly bitter.
Comment
Can't quite get over that odd nose.
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