Saturday, March 3, 2012
Karuizawa Vintage 1999 11-year-old
Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:
"Karuizawa Vintage 1999 11YO #867. 61.4 per cent alcohol.
Nose: Rich sherry, banana, caramel, butter menthols, brown sugar, wood stain, oak, apricot. Some struck matches.
Palate: Huge hot spices, mixed peel, oak, cocoa, struck matches. Water adds coconut, nougat and ginger.
Finish: Mint chocolate, mixed peel, toffee, tangerine, ginger, struck match, apricot.
General Comment: Bottled on the 6th of september 2011, this may well be the last official bottling from the distillery. Amazing colour for an 11-year-old.