17 Years Old

ABV 40%
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Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Biscuity. Citrussy. Orange marmalade. A touch of rancio. Earthy mushrooms. Damp cellar. A delicate complexity. Smoky wood.
Palate: Velvety, oily. Enveloping sweetness, releasing jammy flavours of orange and ginger marmalade and plum jam. Ginger biscuits.
Finish: Lingering, warm and rich. Refreshing note of liquorice in the back.
Comment: A superb balance and richness. Luscious bouquet, satisfying and flavoursome.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Huge and meaty: truffle/dried shiitake mushroom heading into balsamic/rancio territory. Becomes sooty with roast chestnut, burning leaves, graphite. Mature.
Palate: Strangely flat and lacking in energy. Everything is well ordered but lacks life. Bit flat spices palate is ordered but lack energy.
Finish: Mature, slightly earthy.
Comment: Sweet-ish, sour-ish, savoury-ish, dry-ish...it's just a bit...ish.
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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