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Fuji Gotemba 18-year-old

Overall rating
83.97/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Kirin Whisky - Fuji-Sanroku
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
JS913
Barcode
4901411013473
Added on
24 Jan 2011 7:49 pm
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100
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90
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89
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89
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89
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88
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87
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87
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87
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87
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85
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85
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85
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85
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85
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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83
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82
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80
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80
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78
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78
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77
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74
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72

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
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All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

6 Notes

recursiewhisky
Expert Senior recursiewhisky Tasting note
04 Feb 2017 9:19 am
Color
Amber
Nose

A fresh, sweet and well balanced whisky with aromas of glue, acetone, plasticizers, pineapple, green apple, berries (red currents, raspberries), icing sugar, ginger, vanilla, toffee, caramel, prunes jam, hint of old fashioned anise milk, mocha, milk chocolate, roasted coconuts, almonds, custard, old books, floral tones, cedarwood and subtle oak.

Taste

A fresh, fruity and well balanced whisky with aromas of candied ginger, milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, prune juice, floral tones, berries (blueberries, red currants, raspberries, strawberries), boiled sweets, toffee, caramel, white pepper, tannins, pine resin, cinnamon, subtle earthy tones, canned apricots, cedarwood and charred oak.

Finish

A medium to long, sweet and slightly drying finish with aromas of honey, ginger, milk chocolate, coconut, tannins, cinnamon, almonds and creamy oak.

Comments

As a first impression of this distillery I can’t say anything other than that I’m impressed. It’s like a liquid creamy desert with good depth of flavour and a remarkable balance. The glue, solvent tones on the nose fade quick enough to make room to the fruity and creamy aromas. It’s a vibrant and playful whisky that is quite engaging. From a price point of view this is ridiculous! It costs (in NL 01/2017) more than €400,- and I know age stated whisky’s from Japan are rare but this is overdoing it (and not just a little).
All in all a surprisingly good and well balanced whisky.

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
19 Nov 2016 3:04 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 84 points

N- Interesting, almond beancurd custard, soft lemon, whiff of new paint, caramel. Rounded, a dram that I will take as dessert.

P- Sweet as expected, almond and cream soda, wood extract with fair amount of dry oak kicks in.

F- Long and smooth, buttery mouth-feel, nutty sweet notes with playful spiciness, a charming 18YO.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
88
Price
75
Presentation
85
Cast Olila
Connoisseur Cast Olila Review note
25 May 2015 8:56 pm
Cast Olila gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
81
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
85
Signature Picture
GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
02 May 2015 4:33 pm
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
81
Finish
82
Price
84
Presentation
90
Signature Picture My Collection
RL_whisky
Expert Senior RL_whisky Review note
31 Oct 2014 9:37 pm
RL_whisky gave this whisky 80 points

Sweat with vanilla and all kinds of fruit. My initial thought was almost "older grain?". Rather smooth, oily and with a longer finish. Very nice, only the price....

Weighted Rate
80.2
Nose
81
Initial taste
77
Body
78
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
90
magic_slim
Connoisseur magic_slim Tasting note
19 Jul 2011 10:52 pm
magic_slim gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Starts aromatic and mellow on notes of varnish and artificial fruit flavors. A combination of canned apricots, pencil shavings, old books and light blossom honey. Lovely.

Taste

Smooth and dry with quite strong influences from the oak. Dark apricot cake, pencil and sandal wood, toffee and yeasty notes. Nice and totally pleasant.

Finish

Medium long with the aromas from the palate lingering on, becoming slightly dryer.

Comments

Whiskies from Fuji Gotemba distillery are hard to find and this one is very expensive in Europe. My first sample from this distillery and I must say that it is a very good whisky indeed.

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