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Karuizawa 1971 Cask No 6878 Tasting notes and reviews

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Karuizawa 1971 Cask No 6878

Brand
Karuizawa
Expression
1971 Cask No 6878
Type
Japanese Whisky
Abv
64.10%
Vintage
1971
Produced at
Karuizawa Distillery
Region
Japan
Availability
Worldwide

Dave Broom

90
Nose
Resinous. Myrrh. Beeswax polish and a touch of incense. Becomes fragrant and oily with tea and leather. Profound and strange with an almost bloody edge to it. Evolved,mature,complex
Palate
The resinous quality continues with smoke,black walnut,long pepper, Bolivar cigar. Needs water and benefits from it.Old,with a firm grip
Finish
Long,exotic and strange
Comment
Should only be consumed in small amounts by consenting adults. Highest recommendation

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Verytangy. Nutty. Rich. Dry almonds, raisins. Opens on luscious Dundee cake notes. But the alcohol is aggressive. A touch of old leather. With water,damson plums
Palate
The alcohol bite is too strong to enjoy the smooth “would be”feel. Oily. Water brings out ripe fruit notes.And a lovely spicy festoon
Finish
Toffeish,gently spicy
Comment
Certainly a nose cleaner. Water is compulsory to tame its vibrant character and appreciate its richness
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