- Nose: Sherry, sweet Oloroso, raisins, plums, sweet oak, a bit of a new leather bag and some cigars, dried cherries, slightly smokey, with water some plastic model glue in a positive sense
- Mouth: Sherry, warm and mild with spices, oaky but well integrated, some lingering fresh red fruits
- Finish: Warm and long, berries, very fruity, oak and sherry
Comment: Very excellent Karuizawa, big fantastic nose, oak and fantastic fruit. Fairly accessible compared to some other Karuizawas but none the less one of the best I tasted so far.