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Taketsuru 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Taketsuru 17 Years Old

Brand
Taketsuru
Expression
17 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Blended
Age
17 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Nikka
Availability
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Martine Nouet

Nose
Oaky. Beeswax. Cooked apples. Crème brûlée. Raw bread dough. Peat in the back.
Palate
Sweet at start but spices put taste buds on fire. Passion fruit. Oak gradually takes over.
Finish
Dry, dusty, spicy, slightly astringent.
Comment
The creamy notes on the nose suggest more sweetness on the palate. Oak speaks up.

Dave Broom

Nose
Clean, with layered tropical fruit. Eucalyptus, red fruit, vanilla. Oak. Good weight and breadth.
Palate
Oily, fruity and juicy. Almost Irish. Firm with obvious oaken structure but sufficient sweetness (cocoa, liquorice, vanilla) to carry.
Finish
Lightly gripping.
Comment
Images of a weatherbeaten oak. Mature, but sweet-hearted.
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