If you are allergic to wood, it is better to go your way because it is very present, especially in the mouth.
What a nose. The type who perfumes the room, who exudes power and confidence.
It's intense, deep. We start immediately with a huge note of varnish, precious wood. Finally, perhaps the most obvious trademark of good Karuizawa, whether they are Sherry or Bourbon.
Then we evolve on oily leather, and some woody spices: vanilla, milk chocolate, cinnamon.
The fruit is not to be outdone with a little caramelized apple, like tarte tatin.
A little date, currants, brown sugar, old demerara.
Then finally a nice dose of freshness with camphor, peppermint.
The nose dances in the glass, evolving and accentuating a new specificity with each pass.
In the mouth, the alcohol, however powerful, is rather well integrated.
We immediately evolve on stewed, caramelized fruit and camphor.
Mirabelle plum tart with apples.
Milk chocolate, raisin, pepper.
The wood is there, with a very light smoke.
The freshness is always there too with a nice dose of mint.
Long finish, mainly woody, with pepper, dust, some cocoa and vanilla. We also have mint and over the sip, a little freshly ground coffee beans.