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13 Jun 2013

Karuizawa 1984 (Cocktail series)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * Japan

The youngest of the Karuizawa Cocktail series bottled by La Maison du Whisky in 2012. Sold out as usual.

 

Karuizawa 1984 Cocktail seriesKaruizawa 28 yo 1984 (59,3%, N°1 Drinks for LMdW 2012, sherry butt #7975, 445 btl.)

Nose: sweet, malty and elegant, but not the amount of fruitiness I was hoping for. Brown cane sugar, almond biscuits, dates and fig bread. Red berries. Some gingerbread. Big hints of tobacco and leather. After a while there are whiffs of kirsch and fragrant rosewater Turkish delight. A lighter style of Karuizawa, no smoke or anything, a tad sharp but very enjoyable. Mouth: juicy and intense, but the sherry influence seems relatively subtle. Emphatically minty and peppery with a lot of polished sandalwood. Vague fruits (apple, gooseberries, pink grapefruit). Some nuts and vanilla. Finish: slightly shorter than expected, showing oak and fruity sweetness. Faint hints of almonds and incense.

Another nice member of the Cocktail series by LMdW. Less intense than the 1981 Cocktail series, but fresh and juicy nonetheless. Around € 275.

Score: 91/100

Karuizawa 1984 (Cocktail series) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-06-13

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