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Karuizawa 1999/2000

Overall rating
84.91/100
votes
175
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Asama
Vintage
1999/2000
Bottled
2012
Casktype
European Oak Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
1-4
Added on
03 Sep 2016 5:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1002,22

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

20 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
01 Nov 2017 4:17 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 88 points

Japan's iconic equivalent to the likes of Brora, Rosebank and Port Ellen is the 2001 closed Karuizawa distillery. Bottled in 2012, Asama is a vatting of the final vintages. Heavy sherry aroma, cedarwood and hints of curcuma inebriate the nose, enriched by complex notes of dried fruits, gunpowder and strawberries. At first sipping, spicy and tangy flavors overwhelm the palate before Mon Chéri, walnuts and fruity sourness start to emerge. The finish is lingering, peppery and semidry. A great young Single Malt that makes your fat wallet a lot thinner!

RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts   ·FIRST-CLASS·

Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
91
Initial taste
86
Body
91
Finish
88
Price
72
Presentation
91
“That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
15 Jul 2018 4:45 pm

Au nez un mélange de fruits et surtout de caramel vite dominés par des notes persistantes de soufre. En bouche, très fluide mais aussi très soufré. La finale évoque le piment, les fruits rouges. Grande sécheresse. L'ajout d'eau rend la bouche plus moelleuse et sucrée. Si j'avais su que mon premier Karuizawa ressemblerait à une sous-copie d'Uberach... ! #trolling1000%


Enthousiasme 2/5

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peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Review note
27 May 2018 9:24 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 90 points

Thanks to Slàinte Mhath for the sample.

Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
86
Presentation
92
peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Tasting note
27 May 2018 9:16 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

First nosing right after pouring is sweet and heavy with sherry.

But it doesn't take long before it turns more deep and musky on dried dark fruits.

Quite some spice, light wood, and sticking the nose really into the glass there is definately burnt gunpowder smoke.


Taste

Spice dominate on arrival.

Black cherries with a little bitterness.

Dark chocolate with some nuts and a twist of liqorice.


Finish

Good medium lenght.

Feels like it is about to turn dry, but it never really does.

Quite bold finish, with the darkest flavours sticking the longest.


Comments

At the release price of €60 I would have bought a couple and enjoyed them, but at €600 this has become another collector novelty.


vredensever
Expert Senior vredensever Note
26 May 2017 10:39 pm
vredensever gave this whisky 87 points

Аромат: солод, горячее фруктовое варенье, сухофрукты, сливочная помадка, молочный шоколад, травянистые ноты с кислинкой, пряности.  

Вкус сладкий: солод, перец, шоколадные конфеты, леденцы, сухофрукты, винная кислинка и ягодная горчинка. Вкусно.

Послевкусие долгое: сухофрукты, табак, крепкий чай, вяжущий дуб, горчинка.

Вывод. Очень привлекательный виски. Бодрый, яркий, вкусный, комплексный.

Оценка: 87 (n22t22f21b22).

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ColdAesthetics
Connoisseur ColdAesthetics Tasting note
23 Apr 2017 11:38 pm
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Datteln, pure tolle, tiefe Sherrynose ohne dabei Antik zu werden (dafür sicher auch viel zu jung), Rosinen überall, schon leicht gammlige Kirschen, Himbeerkompott, modrige Eiche trotz des Alters, Gummireifen, aber positiv, Walnuss

Taste

Bittereiche (aber lecker), sehr eigen, Rosinensirup, dunkles Pflaumenmuß, dunkelster Burgunderwein, Apfelschale, Toffee, Oregano und Thymian, sehr voll und sherrylastig

Finish

Leider nicht allzu lang aber lecker, Eiche, Kräuter wie Thymian weiterhin im Rachen, Kirschkerne und rote Weintrauben

Comments

Der Abgang ist das einzige, was aufgrund des Alters nicht mithalten konnte, sonst war es eine geniale erste Karu-Erfahrung, die Benotung hier kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen (oder manche Notes an sich)

maltsabine
Member Senior maltsabine Review note
23 Feb 2017 11:52 am
maltsabine gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
86
aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
08 Jun 2016 11:15 pm
aphex gave this whisky 86 points

Karuizawa Asama 1999/2000 (46%, OB, 2011)

Nose: Dry sherry, spices, dried fruits, underwood.

Mouth: Round. Fudge and spices. Sweet.

Finish: Medium. Fudge and dried fruits again, some oranges too.

Let's forget the current price of this bottle and consider this Asama for what it is. A really nice and enjoyable whisky.

Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
28 Jun 2015 10:33 am

Nez lourd fruits compotés, légers tanins, vanille. Bouche fruitée agréable pleine et ronde. Finale amère. Moyen. Q/p totalement délirant.

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