Karuizawa 1992, Bot. 2007, Cask No. 3434
Nose: Lightly smoky with touches of dried soft fruits, tea leaf, toasted wood, calf leather. Rich, but very clean. Water brings out a touch of varnish, freshly lit cigar, also a candied peel aroma. Palate: Medium bodied, mixing sweetness and smokiness from the start. Chewy with a fragrant yet earthy peatiness. Light dilution brings out a note of sweet persimmon, incense and dried flower. The smoke recedes. Finish: Baked clay, spice, then the return of cigar smoke. A wonderful head-clearing menthol quality.
Tasting note by Dave Broom