Karuizawa 1984 / First Fill Sherry Cask #4021

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Karuizawa 1984 / First Fill Sherry Cask #4021
70cl / 64.5%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Another enormously potent first fill sherry cask from Karuizawa, this was distilled in 1984 and displays very big earthy savoury notes, overcooked Dundee cake, leathery fruit and a hint of smoke. At 64.5% a drop of water (or four) is perfectly acceptable, but we actually preferred this one neat. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
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More Details:
CountryJapanBottlerDistillery BottlingVintage1984Bottling Date2012Cask TypeSherry
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Tim F

Nose: Very savoury nose with a big hint of soot & smoke, hint of menthol, then goes a bit bandagey.  Very complex-  also hints of very dark Dundee cake, molasses, dried autumn leaves and very old, soft leather.

Palate: Massive entry, as you'd expect from the strength.  Slightly dusty, and earthy, rich but again tending towards savoury rather than sweet, although the dried fruits and molasses are definitely there as well, as is the dry smoke from the nose and some prunes.

Finish: Big and long, very warming.

Comment: Another huge Karuizawa, but remarkably this is still quite drinkable at full strength.

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