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Karuizawa 1988 Cask 3397 Tasting notes and reviews

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Karuizawa 1988 Cask 3397

Brand
Karuizawa
Expression
1988 Cask 3397
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
59.80%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Karuizawa Distillery
Availability
Limited

Martine Nouet

77
Nose
Rich, complex oaky notes which slowly unwind to release stewed fruit. Cooked apricots. Apple compote. Wood is well integrated. When aerated, some luscious coffee notes.
Palate
Frisky, a bit sharp. Gets sherbety. Then a malty sweetness tries to calm the game but spices block the way.
Finish
Dry, biting, spicy.
Comment
The nose does not say it all. The old man is still sprightly.

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Deep and mature yet with sufficient freshness to give it lift. Humus and fresh fennel. Quite restrained yet funky.
Palate
Good feel. Creamy, sweet and quite hot with a deep, solid centre. Light tannins. Powerful with real depth. Blossoms on the back palate.
Finish
Rich and fruity.
Comment
Does that paradoxical and very Japanese thing of being able to have real lift while going deep at the same time.
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