Karuizawa 1967 Vintage Single Cask 6426 La Maison Du Whisky 58.4% 1967
€ 24.193,95 (incl. Vat)
|Serie||Vintage Single Cask Malt Whisky|
|Bottled for||La Maison du Whisky|
|Cask Type||Sherry Butt|
|Condition||In Original box|
This is an old vintage bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; When opening care should be taken. The item is sold as described.
Little dent on box flap
Serge Valentin (95)
A cask that’s been shared between these two famous high-end whisky retailers that are Paris’ LMdW and London’s TWE.
Colour: dark amber.
Nose: this oldie is much more ‘tertiary’ than the 1972 when neat, much more on old leather, precious wood, dry sherry, pipe tobacco, Cuban cigars (in truth, a whole humidor), cedar wood, cough syrup, plum jam, very old Armagnac, a little tar, even whiffs of engine oil… What an amazing complexity! With water: it’s got everything an old sherried wonder can have. Spectacular whiffs of aniseed and dill, a little more beefy notes, absolutely no sulphur whatsoever. Enough said.
Mouth (neat): unexpectedly nervous, with a big but beautiful oakiness (typical notes of pine resin than one can find in very, very old whiskies), a lot of walnut liqueur, bitter chocolate, cherry stem tea, chewing tobacco, heavy liquorice, prunes, green tea from the oak, blackcurrant leaves tea… With water: I’m speechless. One of these very old pu-erh teas (yes, I know pu-erh is Chinese, not Japanese).
Finish: very long, superbly dry (coffee) and spicy (cloves) as well as beautifully raisiny. Some menthol.
Comments: once again, this baby reminds me of some old Springbanks. Say of the best sherried ‘Local Barleys’, if that rings a bell to you. A Japanese masterpiece but the 1972 was close!