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Karuizawa 1984 CASK #4021 Tasting notes and reviews

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Karuizawa 1984 CASK #4021

Brand
Karuizawa
Expression
1984 CASK #4021
Type
Japanese Whisky
Abv
64.50%
Vintage
1984
Availability
Specialist retailers

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Malty. Digestive biscuits. An earthy note too. Humus, wet leaves. In time dried fruit (apricot). Old leather.
Palate
Crisp and fizzy. Even prickly. The alcohol bites at first then a toffee sweetness calms the game.
Finish
Dry, leaving a dusty feel.
Comment
Interesting aromatic profile but the alcohol strength makes it too harsh. Water does not soothe it, and that makes it difficult to really appreciate for me.

Rob Allanson

80
Nose
Deep earth tones, ploughed fields, leaf mulch. Dried apricots and papaya. A note reminiscent of old bound books, leather armchairs.
Palate
Spirity at first then those earthy notes come through with hard Harrogate toffee, ginger snap biscuits and Chantilly cream.
Finish
Lush and lovely.
Comment
Nice stuff, balanced and intriguing.
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