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Chichibu 2010

Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ichiro's Malt - Chibidaru
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2014
Calculated age
04 years old
Casktype
Chibidaru (Quarter Cask)
Number of bottles
6200
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Aug 2016 12:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 498,99

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94
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239 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
22
Finish
23
Balance
22

Tastingtags

11 Notes

Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
28 Jun 2018 12:56 pm
Macheye gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amber
Nose

A mix of orchard and hedgerow – apples and pears (both reduced and seeming syrupy) alongside redcurrants and gentle raspberry. There’s a lot of floral influence here – cherry blossom, umesha plum liqueur and musky incense. Running throughout the nose is a malty mix of cereals and underlying earthiness – quite soil like. The addition of water adds stone fruits (peach and apricot) as well as introducing a slightly mineral character.

Taste

A big arrival delivering impact, sweetness and then a large helping of spice. Slightly more tropical than the nose – pineapples and mangos (tinned) combined with brown sugar to start. These develop, reasonably quickly, taking on bitterness and spicy from intense pepper. In the back palate, sourness is apparent – akin to tart grapefruits – it sits rather well as a polar opposite to the rather saccharine arrival. Water is a real leveller – now we’re talking – the bitterness, which was a little biting before is now reduced, fruits are both dusty and slightly syrupy and light tobacco and leather have been introduced.

Finish

Quite long with tinned fruits (slightly tropical still) dusty pepper spicing and tangy tart citrus.

Comments

Chichibu Chibidaru is high quality stuff. Blind, I’d be amazed if you could tell it was no older than four years – such is the underlying quality of the Chichibu spirit. This (sort of) QC hasn’t allows the wood to run riot – possibly because rather than being newly coopered, the oak is derived from a hogshead which has been used at least once, possibly multiple times. A such, the influence here is much more subtle than it could have been – the naturally estery distillate shines as the wood has been used for maturation, not for imbuing a ton of flavour to mask youthfulness.

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MikerG2k
Expert Senior MikerG2k Review note
22 Dec 2017 9:11 pm
MikerG2k gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
89
skeuma
Expert Junior skeuma Note
18 Sep 2017 9:57 am

CHICHIBU chidibaru 2010-2014 53,5% :

Une certaine jeunesse au nez on sent surtout l'alcool mélangé à des senteurs florales et maltées.

En bouche un whisky costaud mais pas agressif. Cela me fait penser à ce que l'on sent au printemps dans les champs c'est floral, il y a du foin et ça reste plutôt rond avec des notes de miel.

Le côté miellé / cremeux fait passer la jeunesse et la finale n'est pas asséchante malgré l'abv élevé

Un whisky cohérent assez facile à boire bien fait dans son ensemble mais pas vraiment complexe.

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
24 Nov 2016 1:49 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 93 points

N- Scents of flower, vanilla, brandy soaked raisin, fruit cake, cocoa and creme brulee. Not overly sweet but all in perfect harmony with dose of ashy. Well rounded and firm.

P- Absolutely delicious, mango, banana on a layer of soft young wood. Direct and forward, creamy and rich flavour balanced with good strength.

F- Smooth with medium length, pleasantly throat clinching with fine syrup. Another young bastard from Ichiro.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
93.2
Nose
95
Initial taste
95
Body
96
Finish
95
Price
85
Presentation
85
Claudio + Cats
Expert Senior Claudio + Cats Note
02 May 2016 11:47 am
Claudio + Cats gave this whisky 89 points

Guter Whisky, warm. Wenig Wasser dazu nehmen. Wenn man noch etwas mehr Wasser beigibt, kommt ein Aprikosengeschmack zum Vorschein. Vergleich mit dem Chibidaru 2009: In der Nase ist ab Flasche der 2009er besser, riecht intensiver. Beim 2010er kommt da wenig. Dann aber im Glas wirkt der 2010er ausgeglichener, das Holz deutlich weniger dominant als beim 2009er. Ich korrigiere frühere Aussagen, welcher besser ist, auf Grund einer Blinddegustation von Beiden gleichzeitig. Ich bevorzuge jetzt den 2010er. Das heisst aber nicht, dass der 2009er nicht gut ist, es ist ein Vergleich auf hohem Niveau von Beiden. Trinkt man den 2009er alleine, ist er ein Genuss . Man sollte sie nicht gleichzeitig trinken, weil doch recht verschieden.

Neudeutsch: Du das nix gleich Model is ferschiden das. 9 mer wi wald das, warum nix wald das 2010. Is nix gleiche nix drinke zusamen, dann 2010 bizzeli besser hohe niwo beide das hat. Nix vil bade in wasser das, besser wenig bade. Was du wolle mit das Wisgi - ki? Kaufe 3 tank bensin dafür, kann rasen auf stasse one fürerschein weg, weil nix saufe, das vil teuer. keine haben, auch gutt.

BMeyerdierks
Expert Senior BMeyerdierks Note
12 Jan 2016 10:04 pm
BMeyerdierks gave this whisky 88 points
Malt Maniacs Premium Category Best Natural Cask 2015
alex..w..fan
Connoisseur alex..w..fan Note
12 Dec 2015 11:49 am

Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

Chichibu 2010/2014 'Chibi Daru' (53.5%, OB, Japanese malt, 6200 bottles) Four stars Ex-quarter casks. Hope the oak won’t dominate this baby, but I do trust these makers… Colour: full gold. Nose: hold on, we aren’t far from the Mars at all. This Chicihibu’s just a little more floral, and a little less grassy. Perhaps. A notch rounder, better polished, and then a little more mentholy. Patchouli, incense… In a way, it’s a little more ‘Japanese’. With water: pink grapefruits aplenty. Love pink grapefruits. Mouth (neat): excellent. Full, immediate, very satisfying, all on sweet barley and ‘moderate’ tropical fruits. Guavas, for example, and tinned pineapples. I find this extremely good. With water: becomes creamy, fruity, with, once again, pink grapefruits. Finish: quite long, oily, syrupy (but that’s good syrup). Pink grapefruits, really. And green tea. Comments: the result of a lot of care, and of little marketing. Marketing 101: make the best product you can. Then, market it. But who am I? No, seriously, it’s like at winegrowers’, the ones who make the best are the stars. Simple. All the rest is utter codswallop, and no army of brand ambassadors (love you lasses and lads) will manage to alter that simple equation. In the short run, perhaps, but in the long run, never. Ooh I need a last dram… And let’s make it that new Karuizawa I was talking about… SGP:561 - 87 points.


Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Note
31 Oct 2015 12:02 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 89 points

n:flowery,aromatic plus fruits with water and time it opens up and it improves
m:peaches,sweet aromatic notes,a bit heavy but with water fresher fruits plus citrus
f:with water nice and fresh

Magnus Hillman
Expert Senior Magnus Hillman Tasting note
13 Oct 2015 8:53 pm
Magnus Hillman gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Spicy oak, nutmeg and cumin seeds. Some kind of subtle smoke in there but absolutely not peat smoke. Strawberry-flavored candy (wine gum). Marsmallow, vanilla and some berries (red or black) as well as some rubber. After the addition of water some fruits appear, apple and mango. The vanilla becomes more clear.

Taste

Sweet and sour arrival with soft vanilla, creamy and oily texture. The vanilla becomes sweeter on the development, but also lemon drops and exotic fruits, banana and melon.

Finish

A dry finish with soft vanilla and black pepper in the lead and some exotic fruit that leaves quickly. 

Comments

There is no young barley spirit recognized despite the rather young age. Really well-matured. 

(Rating interval 86-90)
Magnus Hillman
Cast Olila
Connoisseur Cast Olila Review note
07 May 2015 3:46 pm
Cast Olila gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.4
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
85
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