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Overall rating
88.39/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 17041
Number of bottles
226
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
DELAIN
Added on
12 Oct 2017 7:54 pm by urlduc
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.95

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 2006 MoS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.39 points

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasant surprise! Granted, the peat- and smoke-heavy malts are not my first hobby per se, even though I've come to appreciate some - both on the ex-bourbon side as well as from the wine and sherry direction. And you always hear about the beautiful Sherry-Laphroaigs from MoS. This is definitely one of them:

    The Laphroaig-Islay character is clearly recognizable with charcoal and barbecue smoke medico-maritime, but holds itself almost discreetly in the background and allows chocolate and fruit to take precedence. At first glance, the volume of just over 53 percent by volume, which is not exactly generous, proves to be optimal for balance.

    Another clear plus: While especially in younger single cask malts not infrequently can not keep up with a grandiose nose of the taste, the MoS Delain on the palate even on top and leads the impressions of nosing without break pleasant consistently continued into the finish.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The dark brown malt spills over in an unusually heavy squeeze in the glass, the stained-glass windows breaking the light like the old leaded glass of a medieval basilica. And I'm going to attack - a veritable five-course menu presents itself in the glass. At first there is hardly any smoke, pickled dates as an appetizer, sweet red grapes, passion fruit and a ripe banana are already smelling from the fruit bowl to the intermediate passage. From the kitchen, the chocolaty scent of the oven-baked fondant au chocolat pulls to the dining table, the warm cherry sauce simmering on the stove, even the box with the Arabica coffee beans is apparently already open.
      Someone must have cut themselves in the preparation, in the background still holds the medical breath of a wound disinfectant. Now, the bacon coat trusts forward to the dates, slightly blackened, or is that the coal in the meantime cooled chimney? Ah, and after a few herring fillets in spicy-dark tomato sauce, the main course follows - Boeuf de Bourguignon with strong red wine, olive oil and a sprig of sage beside it, along with a hearty black beer. That's the way to live!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweet and oily, almost creamy on the palate, the chocolate-flavored lava tart, now also with some cocoa powder, moves along. The smoke is also somewhere, but also rather discreet, now rather warm ashes in the smoker. Dates and prunes are now even garnished with honey, and in all and through everything the fruity but slightly salty tomato fish swims. Winey but never sour and spicy but never bitter, a light burning is set again with wine-soaked beef.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Black beer meets bonfire coal in the finish. The herring, some bacon and dark chocolate complete the memories. Unfortunately, the primary impressions evaporate rather quickly, but the barbecue and the smoker are pleasantly long. Called now for the third time, the tomato fish may be irritating at the latest now, but it is actually meant to be clearly positive and just spicy-salty tasty maritime - sounds weird, but is so ...

  2. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I'm very impressed by this Laffy. It doesn't have that iodine, rusted metal and medicinal notes that the OB and many younger IB bottles have. Though, it maintains its Islay character of smoke, peat and barley sweetness.
    • Nose
      91 91
      First nosing below the chin, no smoke, some brown sugar caramelized with malt.
      On the chin: getting sweet, some rum like scent with thick sugar molasses growing, a tad oily too.
      On the nose, dark brown sherry spices with roasted coffee overflowing. The sharpness of peat and smoke is nowhere to be found, instead a soft lingering oily like sensation encompasses the nostrils.

      Dates, pickled pears during Spring, ripe apricots and more coffee. The chocolate shows up, mild and not bitter, roughly about 30% darkness.

      Some potato puree and steak sauce? Mashed potato with gravy, very unlikely for a sherried laphroaig, and even at that age!!!
    • Taste
      90 90
      The oil from before instantaneously attacks the mouth and coats the entire mouth. Warm and numb like sensation instantly flows into the throat, here,some hints of peat is evident towards the finishing. Orange citrus burst from within with that signature maritime saltiness or tuna brine.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Dark malt like a stout with a bit of bitterness, similar to licorice. Mild sherry to end with lots of after smoked tuna on the plate. A milder chocolate shows up not 30% but a soft milk chocolate, almost close to white chocolate. Bloody good stuff.

  3. Falnor did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This one was awarded:

    GOLD medal in the spirit challenge 2018. The category was independent single malts Islay 12 years and under.

    2018 International Wine Spirit Competition GOLD award. The category was Islay single malt 10-18yr cask finish&CS

  4. rb854 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet peat, vanilla, a bit salty, (salty) licorice, red fruit, cherries, a sirupy sweetness with a subtle peaty note.
    • Taste
      Again sweet peat, red fruit, strawberry, cherries, vanilla, a whiff of apricot, licorice and malt.
    • Finish
      Cherries & strawberries, sirupy. peatsmoke, salty licorice, creamy. Keeps lingering in the mouth.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A big candy sweetness overshadowing the peat. Hubba bubba chewing gum and candied cherry. The peat is really far in the background initially and needs a few minutes to creep through.
    • Taste
      Candied cherry, caramel and peat. The nose is a bit too artificial, but this is mouthwatering. When it it starts swimming (pun intended), some milk chocolate comes out.
    • Finish
      Candied cherry, peat, Hubba bubba, milk chocolate and rhubarb.

  6. ottos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This bottling was done by Malts of Scotland for dutch metal band Delain and was sold exclusively by Van Zuylen in the Hague, and the Malts of Scotland shop. Thomas Ewers and the band share a common love for metal music and single malt whiskies.

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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