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Taketsuru 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.34/100
votes
175
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2012) 竹鶴
Bottle code
24A10A
Barcode
4904230028581
Added on
04 Dec 2012 11:25 pm

Average value

€ 194.05

4 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 120.00

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

25 Notes

rpvdwel
Expert Senior rpvdwel Review note
16 Apr 2017 9:10 am
rpvdwel gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
85
ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
04 Apr 2017 2:43 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Leicht, ölig, Rhabarber, junge Pflaumen, Apfel, Vanille, süßer Malz, Pfirsich

Taste

Cremig, grüne Äpfel, Malz, viele Nüsse, Muskat, crispy Eiche, etwas Rauch, helle Früchte, Honig

Finish

Viel Malz, etwas Holz, eher trocken-rau, süß, mittellang

Comments

Enttäuschend, schwach, zu holzig-jung-malzig

DrinkingWhisky
Expert Senior DrinkingWhisky Tasting note
19 Mar 2017 10:16 pm
DrinkingWhisky gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Floral; it has a lot of the Miyagikyo 10yo (WB ID 9252) tones, but less sweet. Something waxy. 

Taste

Nice floral whisky, with some menthol waxiness. Later on some cinnamon and anise spiciness. 

Finish

Menthol/anise lingering. Some orange zestiness at the end? 

Comments

This one has the floral notes of Miyagikyo 10yo (WB ID 9252) and the menthol tones of Yoichi 10yo (WB ID 5443) combined. Steven (WB user gooos) says it's diluted too much but I disagree. Blending the Miyagikyo an Yoichi: nose is very similar to the Taketsuru 12yo, but the Taketsuru smells a bit sweeter; still a bit of the Yoichi woodiness. Taste is very much alike, though now I notice that the Taketsuru is very diluted. Tasted on 13/11/2016 in a Japanese line-up (WB ID's 70236, 5443, 9252, 38412, 6016, 71248 and 20342, in that order). Also tasted on a tasting about Masataka Taketsuru (22/05/2016): Color: Deep copper. Aroma: Spicy (cinnamon, cloves), tutti frutti (dried peaches, apricots, some plums as well). On the background a faint hint of smoke. Taste, palate: Creamy, cinnamon, icing sugar, wonderfully balanced tutti frutti, and floral. Finish: Medium; not anything outstanding. Score: 85 (N 21 / T 22 / F 21 / B 21).

"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." - Tommy Cooper
jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
04 Mar 2017 9:45 pm
jankes gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
81
Presentation
85
hartist
Expert Senior hartist Tasting note
25 Oct 2016 3:41 pm
hartist gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Un bien joli nez ma foi pour un 12 ans. Riche, rond et fondu avec de jolies senteurs de fruits exotiques en compote ( bananes frécinettes, ananas ), de sherry ( noix, prunes ), de bois précieux ( santal ), de fleurs ( rose poudrée? ), d'épices douces ( cannelle, vanille ). Il nous appâte aussi par sa belle matière suave dotée d'une pointe de vernis cireux.

Taste

Oh que c'est dommage!. Ce dram débute si platement qu'il occulte en grande partie le plaisir dès lors tout relatif qu'on en tire par la suite. Et les points de dégringoler : notes d'épices chaudes ( poivre, muscade ),  fruits tropicaux en marmelade, céréales du petit déjeuner, une bonne cuillère de miel toutes fleurs caramélisé, et aussi une influence du bois assez marqué.

Finish

Plutôt assez courte, fruitée et épicée, avec un riff de bois précieux brûlé.

Comments

Rien de transcendantal au final, trop pénalisé par une bouche aqueuse.

recursiewhisky
Expert Senior recursiewhisky Tasting note
31 Jan 2016 12:13 pm
recursiewhisky gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Zacht en licht, delicaat, lichte zoete tonen, bloemig, fruitige tonen van gekookte apples, pruimen, ananas, frambozen  en perziken. Later komen de zachte sherry tonen door en delicate koffie tonen. lichte geur van vers gebakken taart. Een prachtige compositie

Taste

Licht, elegant, fris en rijke smaak, zoete eiken gedroogd fruit (appels en peren) zachte tonen van zoute karamel, kaneel, hazelnoot en vanille. Doet denken aan een klassieke tarte tatin. Hij heeft een zacht olieachtig mondgevoel

Finish

Mooi gebalanceerde middellange zoete en fris fruitige afdronk met tonen van biscuit en rabarber taart.

Comments
Al met al is dit een zeer mooie delicate whisky die gevaarlijk goed drinkbaar is. Je merkt niet dat je 40% alcohol in je mond hebt en hij drink dus heerlijk makkelijk weg. Omdat het zo’n frisse lichte dram is kan ik mij voorstellen dat deze mij uitstekend zal smaken op een hete zomer avond. Licht, fris maar toch complex. Je moet bij deze whisky zeker geen water of ijs toevoegen dat kan deze dram niet verdragen.
喝采! 
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
11 Dec 2015 10:01 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
85
Initial taste
81
Body
83
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
82
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
cavalier66
Expert Senior cavalier66 Note
15 Nov 2015 3:00 pm
cavalier66 gave this whisky 77 points

Nose: fat, dusty, esters, pear, black cherry. Mouth: disappointing, weak at 40%, tastes young, unfocused,  Much inferior to 17 and 21 year versions. 

squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
22 Sep 2015 7:09 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
81
Presentation
84
Pépé
Expert Junior Pépé Tasting note
19 Sep 2015 9:46 pm
Pépé gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

C'est mignon ce nez. Des céréales enrobées de fin caramel. Des fruits bien mûrs,  dont banane et pomme. Un net aspect fleuri qui le rend très séduisant ce nez. Par dessus tout ça,  on sent une legere influence de fumée boisée. 

Taste

Aqueux et d'abord amer. Il faut attendre quelques secondes pour que çà prenne. Du caramel, de la vanille. Le bois influence beaucoup ici. On a encore le petit côté fleuri qui rode

Finish

Assez courte.

Comments

Un bien joli nez, frais, poli mais suffisamment complexe. Par contre ça pêche en bouche, dommage.

Il a quand même le profil du très bon starter.

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