Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Karuizawa 1991 for Oxfam
Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:
Karuizawa 1991 19-year-old #3206 for Oxfam 60.8%
Nose: Sweet pipe tobacco, pureed dark summer fruits, sherry, raisins, blood oranges,
Palate: The sweet pipe tobacco dominates at first, then tangy oranges and cigar smoke dryness. Water brings some oiliness to the mouth feel, also dried mushrooms, moss and lemon pepper.
Finish: Long. Cigar smoke, oranges, pepper, vanilla. Drying. It is certainly better balanced than the 13-year-old Karuizawa for Oxfam but, like that one, lacks the complexity and wow factor of the better Japanese Malts.