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Taketsuru 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.39/100
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180
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

€ 237,75

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Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru 12-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.39 points

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Disappointing, weak, too woody-young-malty
    • Nose
      Light, oily, rhubarb, young plums, apple, vanilla, sweet malt, peach
    • Taste
      Creamy, green apples, malt, many nuts, nutmeg, crispy oak, some smoke, bright fruits, honey
    • Finish
      Lots of malt, some wood, rather dry-rough, sweet, medium-long

  3. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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).
    • 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? 

  4. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. hartist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nothing transcendental in the end, too much penalized by an aqueous mouth.
    • Nose
      A very nice nose my faith for a 12 years. Rich, round and melted with pretty scents of exotic fruits in compote (bananas frécinettes, pineapple), sherry (walnuts, plums), precious woods (sandalwood), flowers (pink powder?), Sweet spices (cinnamon , vanilla ). It also appeals to us by its beautiful suave matter endowed with a point of wax varnish.
    • Taste
      Oh that's a shame! This dram begins so flat that it largely obscures the pleasure since then everything relative that draws thereafter. And the points of tumbling: hot spice notes (pepper, nutmeg), tropical fruits in marmalade, breakfast cereals, a good spoonful of honey all caramelized flowers, and also a strong influence of the wood.
    • Finish
      Rather rather short, fruity and spicy, with a burnt precious wood riff.

  6. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    All in all, this is a very nice delicate whiskey that is dangerously drinkable. You do not notice that you have 40% alcohol in your mouth and so it is easy to drink. Because it is such a fresh light dram, I can imagine that it will taste great on a hot summer evening. Light, fresh but complex. You should definitely not add water or ice to this whiskey that can not bear this dram. 喝采!
    • Nose
      Soft and light, delicate, light sweet notes, floral, fruity notes of cooked apples, prunes, pineapple, raspberries and peaches. Later the soft sherry tones come through and delicate coffee tones. slight smell of freshly baked cake. A beautiful composition
    • Taste
      Light, elegant, fresh and rich taste, sweet oak dried fruit (apples and pears) soft notes of salty caramel, cinnamon, hazelnut and vanilla. Reminds of a classic tarte tatin. He has a soft oily mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Beautiful balanced medium sweet and fresh fruity finish with notes of biscuit and rhubarb cake.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. cavalier66 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Pépé scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A nice nose, fresh, polite but complex enough. By cons it's peach in the mouth, too bad. He still has the profile of the very good starter.
    • Nose
      It's cute this nose. Cereals coated with fine caramel. Ripe fruits, including banana and apple. A clear flowery aspect that makes this nose very attractive. Above all, one feels a slight influence of woody smoke.
    • Taste
      Aqueous and bitter at first. It takes a few seconds for it to take. Caramel, vanilla. Wood influences a lot here. We still have the little flowery side that rode
    • Finish
      Pretty short.

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