Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.72/100
votes
187
Whiskybase ID
WB10614
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
9th Release Diageo Special Releases 2009
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000281024875
Added on
24 sep 2009 6:38 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 262.90

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187 × member ratings

471 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

20 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.72 points.

  1. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. glenrob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Maltbehr64 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun: Lagavulin 12 yo 'Special Release 2009' (57.9%, OB) Colour: white wine. Nose: explosive yet austere, sharp like a blade, on pure peat smoke, cider apples, coal smoke and wet rocks. With water: soot, putty, cigar smoke, flints, peat and limejuice. Mouth (neat): extremely powerful, all on peat, ashes, lemon, green apples and fresh almonds. Ziiiing! With water: a tad rounder and sweeter, but still on lemon, peat and green tea. Cough drops as well (the best ones of course). Finish: very long, ultra-clean. Comments: sharp and straightforward and totally flawless. Epitomical, as they say. A pure malt in all its glory, without the tiniest woody/winey make-up. Maybe we could call it ‘Naked Glory’ – now, wouldn’t that be a nice name for a malt whisky? No, I’m not looking for a new job… SGP:248 - 91 points. http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivenovember09-2.html#271109

  4. Макс scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Oily fruit and industrial molt, powerful and very tasty
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Jambon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Sweet smoke.

  8. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/lagavulin-12-yo-special-release-2009-579vol/

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Gondwana scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  11. tymiek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. ML89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Smoke complex fresh Islay whisky. This one soaks flavour from the left and from the right (Laphroaig und Ardbeg) right into the cask.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke. Coal, citrus, medicinal, wet flintstone, nuts.
    • Taste
      Smoke. Citrus, hay, ashes, almonds.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoky and clean. Very pure in it's character.

  15. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The young age is well covered by the high ABV and the strong smoke.
    • Nose
      Somewhat softer than the 2011er. Iodine, salt, peat smoke, citrus and floral notes. In the background vanilla, chocolate and nuts.
    • Taste
      Very strong peat and salt flavors with chilli and pepper. It is followed by a warming sweetness, light oak flavors and something metallic.
    • Finish
      Medium long and slightly dry with a slight bitterness.

  17. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Always reliable these 12yo releases
    • Nose
      Elastoplast, iodine, calomine and hints of citrus
    • Taste
      Tarry and salty, but balanced with sweet citrus
    • Finish
      A lovely fizzy finish

  19. hsmithjr scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Taste like a fire damaged marina that has been long put out.  Not as good as previous years.
    • Nose
      Smoke and peat.  Lemon zest.  vanilla cake.  Salt cured ham. Petrol.
    • Taste
      Smokey and spicy.  Salt herring.  More lemon notes.....lemon drops, perhaps.  Burnt wood.  More smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky.  Soda water.  Table salt.  

  20. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    Taste is very young for a 12-year-old.
    If comparable, I prefer the Lap 10 #002 by far.

  21. alectron did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I gave a friend a blind sample that only stated the %, the above & below are his notes:
    I would say Islay. Not sure if Ardbeg (hotness), Laphroig or Lagavulin.
    Seems to be youngish. Quite interesting and complex. My score is 86.
    • Nose
      Suprisingly gentle for the strength. Something medicinal, coal barbeque
      smoke, some unterlying citrus.
      With water there is a sweet note
      (bananas) coming through and most of the smoke seems to be replaced by
      malt.
    • Taste
      Hooot!! Did not expect that after the nose. Ashtray, tar smoke, a little
      sweetness (vanilla). With water there is more of the sweetness but also
      white wine vinegar.
    • Finish
      Medium with strong ashtray (cold smoke) and coal smoke.

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