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Overall rating
88.74/100
votes
140
Whiskybase ID
WB101293
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
19 years old
Casktype
ex-Madeira Wine Casks
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060532800832
Added on
21 Sep 2017 4:12 pm by urlduc
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Average value

€ 190.83

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lp8 ElD

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.74 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Powerful and great Laphi with nice drinking - unfortunately very expensive
    • Nose
      Smoked meat in the smokehouse, dusty earthy ash, red wine, fully ripe red grapes, with extensive aeration, the typical iodine flavors emerge
    • Taste
      very voluminous, sweetness and smoke are well interwoven, plum jam, sweet wine, red grape must - very harmonious and juicy
    • Finish
      very round, smoky, sweet, salty, extremely long

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    just my thing, a lot (good!) wine barrel without drowning the Laphroaig. Perfect bottling time. Very round. This is how the Cairdeas should have tasted in 2016!
    • Nose
      Pure: tremendous, raspberry syrup sweetness immediately attracts attention, nicely integrated, along with the laphyphic salty sea breeze. The medical comes after a while discreetly. Over time, the wine takes more space, very "fragrant" and tart fruity. I like the nose enormously well, you could stay with it forever. With a bit of water comes out a little more Laphroaig, autumn leaves and plum jam. Very complex!
    • Taste
      Pure: creamy, and also very sweet, tart and fruity touch, blood orange. Then follows the typical Laphicharakter with plenty of salt, iodine and maritime peat. A little roast crust and caraway round off the whole thing. Very very round for a Laphi. Exactly my booty scheme. With a bit of water: smoother, even salty and also here a bit more musty, old notes. Slightly woody.
    • Finish
      long, very balanced between wine barrel and Laphroa notes.

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    A marriage of a trio of ex-Madeira wine casks from 1998, Lp8 promises a beautifully sweet and smoky Laphroaig, giving a slightly softer edge to what is known as the typically medicinal Islay whisky.

    Cask details;
    1998 distillate matured in 3 Madeira wine casks.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    Brine and freshly laid tar are followed by prunes and dates. Classic medicinal notes of TCP mix with blood orange.

    Palate
    A cloak of dense, dark fruit and sooty smoke is draped over zesty grapefruit and dry spices. Cardamon and nutmeg mix with darkchocolate-filled lime boiled sweets.

    Finish
    More classic medicinal notes, with smoke and salt-encrusted mackerel skins to follow.

  5. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Re-tasting this.
    • Nose
      96 96
      The wine just hits immediately! Such a delicious basket of fruits! There are some beautiful wine notes in there, but they are a bit covered up by the alcohol.
      After a minute comes a lovely mix of apples and vanilla. Pure candy. Also some dryer, earthier notes, but barely any smoke.
    • Taste
      97 97
      This whisky unfolds beautifully. So much happens when it it on the tongue. The second sip reveals some much fruit. Under that is a bit of charred wood. Nicely smooth as well.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Toffee, minerals, a bit of salt, tar, rubber and then some heavier wine notes. Becomes dry towards the end.

  6. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet and smokey everyday dram
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoke, dusty ash, intense caramel and sherry meatiness, with some iodine
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet strong iodine ashy peat, sherry meatiness, and some sweet wine flavor
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long, smoky, jammy sweet, mineral

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  8. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  9. vk666 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Earthy peat smoke, medicinal, raisins, vanilla, madeira, plums,
    • Taste
      95 95
      Quite oaky, round, very earthy, very sweet, leather, mineral, dark chocolate, hay, barley sugar
    • Finish
      94 94
      Wow, intense aftertaste. Plums, raisins, dried fruits, old sawdust

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