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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
91.13/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Unblended Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Importato da Francesco Cinzano
Market
it Italy
Added on
07 Nov 2009 6:46 pm

Average value

€ 2.475,00

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100
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94
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94
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93
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93
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.13 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Magnificent old school Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Surprisingly fruity: pineapple, mango and melon. Peat, camphor, lavender and tobacco.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Powerful. Creamy peat, sweet fruits, spicy oak and citruses.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, peaty, fruity.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

     A younger Islay tasting tonight but 10-15 years of age from days gone by, tasted in this order:-  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/12324/ardbeg-10-year-old-guaranteed  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38654/lagavulin-12-year-old-pure-islay-malt  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/9829/bowmore-15-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/17442/caol-ila-15-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/11524/laphroaig-15-year-old     

    The Lagavulin knocked the Ardbeg out cold taste wise     

    This is where I would put them but there is little between the Caol Ila, Lagavulin and laphroaig.   

    1 - Caol Ila    

    2 - Lagavulin   

    3 - Laphroaig   

    4 - Bowmore   

    5 - Ardbeg   

    The caol Ila has the best nose, the Lagavulin just shades things on the palate but overall the Caol Ila wins as the nose is so good. The Laphy is a solid third.   

    The Bowmore had a nice nose but lacked power, the old Ardbeg was found wanting against such stiff competition but still a decent dram.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A really good Laphy with a great nose.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A very good, old style Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      I left this in the glass for 20 minutes with a lid on it and when I returned, well just perfect to be honest.

      This is the only one of tonights flight of mixed islay that I detect some honey, dark honey that is. The sherry and peat mix beautifully and there is a little caramel sauce bit also a little balsamic glaze but what I am surprised about is a hint of red onion, not sure if I have got that right but its all spot on.
    • Taste
      Big peat integrating with the sherry and some  fruits at first, to be honest more apple than anything else.

      Some spices then kick in and hints of bubble gum and Turkish delight before  most fruit cake notes emerge.
    • Finish
      Long, elegant, good balance between peat, fruit and sherry.

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A lovely Laphroaig, probably bottled around the beginning of the 1980's. Has nothing to do with the current (weak and even bland) expressions of Laphoaig.
    • Nose
      Ah, old skool Laphroaig! Lots of fruity notes of pear and yellow apple. Melon and mango as well. Not as 'tropical' as other older versions I had before, but still really good. Gentle smoke at the background, but also hints of honey and lavender. Cigar boxes. Very complex.
    • Taste
      Lovely balance of spicy peatiness and soft cedar oakiness. Sweetness of cinnamon intermingled with ginger and cloves. Carraway. Some citrussy notes of grapefruit, lemon and lime. Peel zest. Delicious.
    • Finish
      Quite long. Black pepper. Liquorice. Saltiness at the end.

  6. whiskycuse scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:
    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/laphroaig-15-yo-unblended-cinzano-italien-43-vol-ob-ca-1985/

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2011]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.

    In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  Unfortunately I took no detailed notes.

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2004]  I had this during a Laphroaig rarities tasting at Rolandsbogen.

    In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5. Unfortunately the notes of this tasting were lost.

  9. zby0001 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. corbuso scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    the version with the red letter on the bottom and top label is a superb whisky, with clean and mineral peaty notes and a delicious sherry sweetness, resulting in a balanced and complex whisky. Very different from the current bottlings or from the now discontinued 15 YO.

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