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Nose: Fudge, and maybe a little chocolate and toffee, and kirsch. A little wood and something like a damp green forest. Vinuous, though somewhat earthy and savory - not the sulphur/salted meats. Surprisingly dark and rich for a whisky this young. Rather malty.
Palate: Really nice texture and thickness. Brown sugar stew and honey, which give way to more fudge with flecks of chocolate. Wood, ginger, mellow orange zest are secondary. Bitter and sour, turning into something very nice, topped off with some herbs and twigs.
Finish: This is really something. Fudgy, a little extracted fruit. This is not a powerhouse Karuizawa, but it's really just very well composed and very solid.