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Chichibu The Peated - 10th Anniversary 2018

Overall rating
90.70/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
11550
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Dec 2018 3:34 pm by Bamkero
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 427.31

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73 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Chichibu The Peated - 10th Anniversary 2018

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.70 points

  1. Kumachan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    TASTING 215 ????.

    ● The dress.
    Golden yellow, a beautiful shine, tears are widely spaced and stick to the walls, beautiful hangs.

    ● The drop on the palm.
    Dominance on lemon, white flowers then primary: The cereal, the Earth, smoked, burned, smoked ham.

    ● The nose.
    First, youth! Crushed cereals, camelina oil, Cantal between two and lemon, grist, then back on citrus: Pink grapefruit and its pips.
    Peat mixed with mushrooms and smoked wood is present.
    The ventilation break, about an hour, is beautifully beneficial.
    Slightly balsamic, cider vinegar and tart Fuji apple.
    Orange honey, becomes buxom: intense lemon balm, verbena then minerality, metallic.
    The waxed wood and the sap of pine nail the debate.
    In returning one last time, the opening is total, always this smoky peat, but elegant, very flowery.
    Jasmine, violet and glycine explode.

    ● The mouth.
    Pleasant oily texture, the palate is well bathed.
    Alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    At once round and powerful,
    minerality and peat dominate conversion.
    Herbaceous for dandelion and licorice wood, rye flour.
    Like the nose, the aeration does a nice job.
    Citrus, pink grapefruit and zest, then lemon balm.
    A sweet treat of vanilla pear, granny apple and cake dough, and finally a burst of sweet violet, star anise, peony and wintergreen.
    The retro-olfaction maintains the end of the mouth on incense.
    Dense and sweet, superbly balanced.

    ● The final.
    Of great length, smoked and peaty, licorice growing towards light bitters before returning to the flowering of the violet.
    The resonance is on vanilla and jasmine.

    ● The empty glass.
    A first time very flowery and liquorice, jasmine and violet, then the balm of the white tiger.
    A last breath on the burnt wood and incense.

    A beautiful Chichibu, fiery and primary at first, which, thanks to the same time, becomes decidedly floral.
    Oily, resinous and smoky, it is a step up from the highly successful Peated 2016 but still behind the 2015, though, the aeration gives it this unique floral fun really elegant and dangerously pleasant.

    with an exit price of € 192 and a price of € 220, it's a pleasure that few will offer, the price will not fit in my rating.

    If it were to be given a subjective rating, it would be a 92.

  2. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun has awarded 89 points to Chichibu The Peated - 10th Anniversary 2018. "Finish: very long, very clean and well-chiselled, on peat and lemon. Comments: absolutely excellent". Pure matter of taste...

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, feeling quite young but superbly balanced and tasty. Quite smoky but smoke doesn’t dominate and very good integrated in overall impression. Tropical fruits notes, citruses - all those signs of bourbon maturation are beautifully present here. Does this expression worth its price - over 200 euros? I think not, but enormous overpricing is a common problem of all Japanese single malts nowadays
    • Nose
      Fresh, smoky, young, slightly malty, honey, vanilla, pear caramel, lemon blossoms, some tropical fruits. Water opens up creamy and woody notes, a hint of rosemary
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly malty and spicy, tropical fruits (lychees, physalis), cold ashes, vanilla pie, lemon zest, noticeable oaky
    • Finish
      Quite long, sweet, somewhat nutty, ashy, with mushrooms notes, slightly oaky

  4. Bosssss scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  5. Bosssss scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    Very good whisky despite its young

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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