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Nose: Cherries, strawberries, with a touch of rhubarb, stewed brown and purple fruit in maple syrupy goodness. Orange. Vanilla-y wood. Eye-rollingly good here. Kudos to me for trying this! Apple, honey, and just plain rich stuff. It's the bee's knees. (with water) More refined and graceful, but less complex and deep. A bit more on soft and sweet brown spices.
Palate: Rich, warm, and a little peppery. This doesn't need water. Dates, figs, glue-y wood, sherry, ham, and gunpowder. It's a classic, beautiful Karuizawa. 'Nuff said. (with water) Ditto for the notes on the nose, but more gunpowder and wood.
Finish: Very good and balanced with water, but this is special neat. The nose makes it an easy knockout. I could go higher, but I'm going to take the safe play here. Eye-rollingly good nose neat. Just sayin'