Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nikka Taketsuru NAS

The Nikka Taketsuru is a non age statement blended malt released in 2014 (in Europe). According to Nikka most malts in this one are around 10 years old. Bottled at 43% vol.

  • Nose: Wood aromas, berries, green banana, grape gums, muscat grapes
  • Mouth: Some light sherry, oily, wood, some slight tobacco, feels and tastes a bit watery nonetheless
  • Finish: Fruity, sherry and honey and a hint of smoke. Still a bit watery. Adding a little bit water enhances the fruity aromas and adds some vanilla.
Comment: Lovely blended malt with a very Japanese profile. But the weak bodied watery taste in the mouth and finish diminishes the overall enjoyment a little bit. Adding water gives it more fruitiness but certainly doesn't help with the slightly watery overall taste.

83 points

No comments:

Post a Comment