Karuizawa 1982 TWE 10th Anniversary
Added on Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 at 10:16 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 27 yrs Type: Japanese
  Vintage: 1982 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.10 % Region: Japan
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Bottled 2009       First-Fill Sherry Cask no. 2748

$155 on release.

Member Ratings and Notes
A sherry one note.  Fine, if what you want is pure sherry notes, but uninspired. 
Both of the Japanese won the blind tasting for my taste.  This one was also a great sherry bomb with a bit less chocolate than the Hakushu.  Less resin also which may seem like a good thing but it removes the complexity.  Still very good and one I will seek more of. 
Whoa, kinda funky.  Cherry sherry and very resinous.   Initially I thought it might have a moldy off-note, but that faded and I realized there's just a lot of wood lurking underneath the sherry.  I grew to like it a lot. 
Old wood + sherry.  Delicious, but a bit bitter.  Twigs.  

I found something to be a bit off with this one - slightly foul and moldy tasting initially. It improves towards the finish and quite a bit of sherry and wood come through, but not enough to overcome my initial impression.

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