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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1991 CA
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.97 points
- light amber color, nose not very peaty, well marked slightly varnished sherry, with chocolate, dried fruit, hazelnut, some red fruits, citrus, a nice freshness, barely iodized. Well sherry mouth too, not very peaty either but more saline, with leather, lots of fruits, red fruits, some exotic fruits, chocolate, neither too dry nor too sweet, quite sweet, nice size. Very long finish, a little more peat now, a side spices (cinnamon?), Salt, hazelnut, chocolate. An old Laph, which reminded me of some monsters in style like the 74 LMDW, just that.
- A whisky that has everything a big, at least from my point of view because it has everything I love: peat, fruit and sherry (without sulfur) all in a fresh set where d others are rather dark. A real treat, I need a bottle ...
Slightly peated at the opening of the sample, very fruity with peach melon and strawberry gariguette. Raisins, leather and almond powder complete the picture, while a touch of menthol brings a lot of freshness. Very promising...
Bam! The palate confirms the very fruity impression of the nose and becomes almost exotic. The apricot / peat syrup combo works great, juicy fig but not too sweet. At first fresh and fruity the mouth becomes peaty and chocolatey. Return of leather, hot spices (curry) and a hint of salt.
The finish is endless on peat, bitter chocolate and spices. Empty glass is buttered and peaty, is there peat barley butter?
- It's very good and the peat is very well integrated, but I might have expected more. The palate is surprisingly watery in texture, as if the thing had been chill-filtered, and does not show significant evolution flavour-wise. If I'm being honest, some editions of the Lagavulin DE can offer almost exactly the same experience (a fluid and soft profile of earthy, integrated peat), for a fraction of the price.
We're on an integrated profile. There's very little plain peat to talk about, rather an incredible declination on earth. Fresh and soft earth, both light and deep in quality if that makes sense, with something "wet". There's some fresh peat and some tyres arriving later on. There's a roasted side as in roasted coffee beans (I'm looking for an accurate translation of "torréfié" in French but I'm not sure that exists). Some fresh Porter beer maybe ? There's a surprising absence of any wood or any sugar so far ; the sherry plays a precise, moderate role, without overpowering anything. The whole is quite restrained and classy actually, this is no bomb at all. No obvious fruitiness, or maybe some un-sweet brambles that taste a bit acidic and earthy if you get my point. If you wait a lot more, there's a very nice development on noble spices, with cloves, nutmeg and saffron. Great nose, very classy.
Alcohol is very well integrated and just confers a fizzy quality to the whole. The profile is rather light and fresh, as it was on the nose, but the texture is really fluid and watery. The combination of the flavour profile and the thin texture is very reminiscent of some Laga DE. There's again a lot of fresh wet earth, something roasted again, evoking an iced coffee, and flashes of more obvious red fruits, maybe raspberries. It's good, but it's not bold ; the texture is really quite thin and the flavour profile doesn't evolve much.
Fresh, earthy again, with forest mosses, graphite, some wood but not too much, always this fresh roasted coffee side, Porter beer. It's actually quite long but not very intense.
- Complex and subtle nose with gentle peat and sherry notes. Juicy and tasty palate. Fruity but not sweet. Peat juice infused with fruits or peaty whisky sour variant. Excellent.
Gentle peat, dried fruits, nuts, dark chocolate, leather, red berries and citrus. Coastal and medicinal notes in the background.
Juicy, smoky and sour. Dried fruits, lemons, red fruits, exotic notes, dark chocolate, pepper and leathery notes. A pinch of salt.
Long, dark chocolate, nuts and spices.
- Nose: smoke drenched in aged sherry.
Taste: From the first sip you can feel a pleasant combination of sherry with smoke. In the background, noticeable notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Rating: 91 | 100 A long, smoky finish with hints of sherry and honey. Nice combination of sherry smoke. The job was done very well for this whisky!
- Gourmet sherry, very little peat in this Laph.
There are red fruits, or rather black even. A slightly sweet note on the attack on the palate, which quickly turns into precious wood, with a bitterness that balances it all.
A very complex, truly delicious Laph, which benefits from standing for 15 minutes in the glass before touching it.
The finish is very long, with slightly sweet fruits that stay several minutes in the mouth!
- An excellent sherried laphroaig. Deep, rich fruit, soft oak, and sweet peat. Well integrated and balanced fruit, peat, and oak. Quite a treat.
- N: light smoke, red berries, rubber
P: oily, sweet, berries, ash, rubber
F: sweet berries and smoke. Nutty and long lasting. Lovely finish.
Not my favorite laphroiag, but solid none the less.
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