Sunday, December 5, 2010

Karuizawa Vintage 1992

Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:

Karuizawa Vintage 1992. Cask number 6978. 62.8 percent alcohol.
Nose: Some florals, apricot, sherry, golden syrup, vanilla, oak and the ubiquitous varnish. It is balanced from the get go.
Palate: Sweet. You can drink this neat, though it still has loads of punch. In no particular order, it has: florals, oak, sherry, stone fruits, raisins, currants and smoke. Again, very well balanced. With water, the cherry blossoms shine through.
Finish: Long and luscious, with mint, creamy nuts and lovely, trailing smoke and tobacco flavours.
General comment: I have been enjoying this whisky for a long time now and it's taken me a while to review it here on Nonjatta. I have always called it the great all-rounder. There is something in it for everyone. A truly excellent Karuizawa that lives up to the hype.

1 comment:

dramtastic said...

Thought it might be appropriate to clarify my comment about silly money. Clearly for one, what constitutes silly is always in the 'eye' of purchaser. But mainly I was referring to the second hand market ie this is a very good whisky at auction for under Euro100 so you don't necessarily have to spend 8 times the price to get yourself an excellent Karuizawa IMO(unless you want to).