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Taketsuru 21 Years old Tasting notes and reviews

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Taketsuru 21 Years old

Taketsuru 21 Years old
Brand
Taketsuru
Expression
21 Years old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Blended Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Nikka
Availability
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World Whiskies Awards 2009
World's Best Blended Malt Whisky

Beautiful balance of flavour that goes on and on with a smooth silkiness. As Billy Idol said: She cried ‘More more more.' Very sexy LeNell

Intense malty. A mix of straw and earth, with a ripe note of autumn fruit. A rich combination of fruit and oak on the palate. Perfectly integrated Martine Nouet

This is a rich, full and complex mixture of malts that has been lovingly put together and provides further evidence that this style of whisky can set the pace in the future Dominic Roskrow

New cotton T-shirts and linen tea towels at the start; then puff candy, toffee and melting milk chocolate. Pineapple on polished wood, peach and cigar boxes. Goes down exceedingly easy Robin Laing

Deliberately smooth with no rough edges. Hot and sweet spices in the middle, but everything under control, and there is lots to control. Develops waves of flavour and the fleeting pine moments are spectacular. Very, very drinkable Davin de Kergommeaux

World Whiskies Awards 2007
World's Best Blended Malt Whisky

Head and shoulders above the rest in this category. A complex mix of oak, smoke and dense toffeed sweetness. Dave Broom

Apple blossom, juicy pears and apples, mingled with fresh grass on the nose. Also a hint of mint. Smooth, delicate and sweet on the palate with a sweet rounded finish. Absolutely charming. Reminiscent of a walk in a Norman orchard bathed in morning dew. Martine Nouet

Rich and inviting nose, with lots of sherried fruits. Rich red fruits and weighty aged malt and wood notes. The finish is lingering and delightful. Dominic Roskrow

Big with lots of ripe fruit, lychees in particular. Some mint and butterscotch increase the complexity. Soft and chewy with some mango character. Very attractive. Keir Sword

Abig whisky with some distinct sherry notes. Japanese whisky at its best. Thierry Benitah

Dominic Roskrow

76
Nose
Toffee,coffee ice cream,maple syrup.
Palate
Clean,sharp and bitter orange and citrus notes,but ordered and quite complex.Spice suggests age.
Finish
Curiously captivating,with a sweet and sour ping pong match and a hint of smoke.
Comment
Sweet enough to be attractive,sharp enough not to be cloying and spicy enough to prickle the tastebuds. A winner.

Robin Laing

68
Nose
Straw,wood shavings,new shoe leather.Later – exotic fruits,tea boxes.
Palate
Soft and shy. Walnut fudge. Orange peel and almonds
Finish
Nutty with a bitter edge
Comment
Straightforward,easy-drinking.
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