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Karuizawa 1977 Wait La Mazurka DD

Overall rating
91.95/100
votes
113
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
6994
Number of bottles
200
Strength
62.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar, Belgium
Added on
19 Nov 2009 11:53 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 9999,00

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113 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 1977 Wait La Mazurka DD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.95 points

  1. ALouis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Alcohol perfectly mastered, no varnish, no solvent, no sulfur, it starts well :) The nose begins with coffee, chocolate and then evolves towards figs and overripe bananas. A light, very light smoked in the background and nice leathery notes. On the 2nd nose this Karuizawa is almost minty and more spicy. The addition of water brings out the smoke and the hints of old leather.
    • Taste
      Alcohol is also controlled in the mouth. A woody present but not excessive despite its age, brings a nice structure in the mouth. Sherry is more present than the nose with oranges, chocolate and vinous notes. The mouth is less sexy and complex than the nose, too bad. The addition of water is good, the fruity notes are more present with the black fruit jam.
    • Finish
      Long finish, on the fruit, sherry and smoky notes.

  2. alectron scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry ++ (dark & goo-y), old old dark wood +/o & a bit of sawdust o/-, powdered sugar/vanilla extract o, peat/smoke/charred wood o/-, bees wax o/-.(92)

      Later: more fruits freash & candied/caramelized (strawberries & blackcurrants) o, dried herbs - ,dusty (?) -.

      Then – lemon o/- & lemonpeel o, somewhat salty/fishy in the back -. (93)
    • Taste
      thick warm & sherry sherry sherry, dark and ancient. A tad bitter/sour-ish/astringent – and a few sulphury notes (tar & matches) (88)

      Later: Less of the above, much more ballanced/mellow (but also a bit less „interesting“) & hints of chocolate & some wax. (89)
    • Finish
      looong. Fruity on 2nd wave, dried & candied. Gets sweeter & more caramel-y/chewy by the seconds after. Astringent mouth feel and occasionally fruit notes (blackcurrant & blueberries) after minutes. Wow. (95)

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