Maybe my favorite Karuizawa so far. The nose is just fabulous (95/96). The mouth is not outdone even if I would spend more time with (1cl, it goes so fast). I need a face to face with the # 152. Thanks Andy for the dram.
This nose is a marvel and a rare aromatic power. A slap of wood and eucalyptus arrive directly in the nose. We also feel an ubiquitous acidity with blackcurrant. A bit of ripe banana is also there with a little rum pineapple. The precious Karuizawa wood is there in all its splendor. Old and dusty. A large dose of leather is also present, as are aromas of undergrowth. Liquorice, 90% chocolate. Cigar smoke. What complexity. Everything is there and everything is imposing. With the opening the smoke becomes intoxicating, between the cigar and the barbecue. Duck breast with pink flesh and caramelized on the edges. We also have some kirsch and more berries.
In the mouth, red fruits stand out and mix with dusty wood. We also have a big dose of undergrowth, earth, pu ehr. Bold leather is here to add an oily side. Bitter black cocoa.
This very long finish and warms up. On precious wood, undergrowth, licorice, blackberry jam and fresh mint.