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Karuizawa 28yo 1983/2012 'Noh'

(57.2%, OB, sherry butt, C#7576, 571 Bts.)
Average Score: 91
Bottle Profile
TypeJapanese Whiskies
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameKaruizawa
Year Distilled1983
Year Bottled2012
Bottling NameNoh
Alcohol By Volume57.2%
Other Detailssherry butt
Cask Number#7576
Bottles571
Issued2012
Average Score91


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson89
Konstantin Grigoriadis90
Ho-cheng Yao88
Krishna Nukala91
David Wankel93
Keith Wood94


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonDry special nose here. Coffee beans, high-octane bitter chocolate, old MG seats. Quite intriguing. And quite lovely. Special taste as well, perhaps more on the sourly side than expected from the nose. Quite extreme and very interesting. And, ofcourse, quite enjoyable too.
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Dark, treacle toffee - Nose: Rich dark fruits marinated in sherry. Just a hint of aged oak then expanding with more rich and aromatic influences. It just gets better and better with time. - Palate: Massively earthy. An almost maritime rich dark fruitiness with accompanying nuttiness. Massive, rich & heavy but very balanced and co-ordinated. Civilised. - Finish: Long, delightfulyl rich and luxurious. - Overall impression: This is massive but at the same time very balanced and harmonious. A true "Great" by a country mile or three