- Nose: Dry Oloroso(?) sherry, rum raisins, assorted woods, sandalwood
- Mouth: Very oily, woods, earthy with leaves like in a dry forrest
- Finish: Red berries, a bit smokey, some light tannins, juicy tobacco, long and warm
Comment: One of the if not the best young Karuizawa I tasted so far. Very balanced with plenty of sherry and depth.