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Laphroaig 28-year-old

Overall rating
91.03/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Quarter Casks, Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Butts
Strength
44.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8086 MB1 2092
Barcode
5010019638670
Added on
25 Aug 2018 12:25 pm by Archer
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 504.68

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 28-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.03 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A very mature mature Laphroaig, which can score with its aromas in the nose and on the tongue.
    With 92 points, which he gets from me, he is not so far away from my assessment of the annually recurring 10 CS, which are actually always around 90 points for me. With a good course you get for the equivalent of a 28yo nine to ten Laphroaig 10 CS, so what's the ....
    But of course, the comparison lags behind: even if I emptied nine 10 CS, I still have not had a 28-year-old Laphroaig in my glass. Meaning: one should not necessarily spoil the fun by over-peak price considerations or comparisons.
    The 28yo is great and a whisky that you can spend a lot of time with.
    • Nose
      93 93
      A fine, but still well-recognizable smoky note, honeydew melon, pineapple, red apple and banana pieces. Wonderful combination at the beginning.
      Age has honed the Laphroaig character in the best sense. What you like (or loathe) about the young bottlings: the warm tar, the phenolic exhalations, the hospital feeling, the salt and the seaweed - these flavors are at best hidden in the background and shimmer only here and there a bit and in a weakened form.
      But then he has a fruity depth, surrounded by mild peat smoke, accompanied by dark chocolate, mocha, cinnamon and honey.
    • Taste
      92 92
      It pays off for a (short) break of strong whisky. With its 44.4% it glides gently and warmly on the tongue and now shows more smoke than in the nose. Directly dry oak, with honey, caramel, toffee, marzipan, dark chocolate and coffee beans - and more on the dark side of the flavors. Less fruity than in the nose. Over time, spices and herbs that are not to be defined become more abundant, and the tongue also takes on a little salt. The oak is not as dominant as you would expect.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium to long, dry with oak, honey, gingerbread spices, nougat, marzipan bread and still with smoke.

  2. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Lovely mixture of tropical fruits, reminiscent of Laproaig’s glorious past, and the usual medicinal smoke and associates toned down to a more comfortable level.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The moment I put my nose above the glass a range of beautifully balanced scents starts to whisper from the glass. The first that I recognise are ripe fruits like oranges, tangerines, pineapple, mango, and maybe even some unripe banana. Could these be the famous Laphroaig tropical fruits, which we see so rarely nowadays? Then there are old ropes, a hint of acetone, paint solvent, and some kind of roots. I already find it very elegant and complex. Old hessian sacks, mashed potatoes with cream butter and nutmeg (my mother’s recipe) and caramelised orange zest. The typical Laphroaigian smoke and medicinal notes have taken a seat in the back, although they are clearly present, but the fruits are the main players. More chemical and medicinal notes appear after a while, along with some minty scents and tinned pineapple. The nuances are really beautiful with each particular scent showing a slow evolvement during a single sniff. It is slightly savory, and when leaving it for a while more herbal notes, a hint of minerals, stones, and fresh seafood appear.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oh perfect strength that puts a wheel of flavours into motion. Oranges, fresh mango parts, tangerines, and whatever other tropical fruits you can think of, followed by licking spilled orange juice from a wooden table (you do not always have a cleaning cloth at hand), then oranges thrown into a bonfire at the beach with the wind bringing salty sea water drops and kelp fragments to your lips. All right, there might be a risk that I am about to enter a delirium. What.a.dram! A flinter of smoke in the beginning, but the fruits take center stage and reappear after a few seconds with each sip. They are also much more prominent on the palate compared to the nose. The fruits are slightly sour, fresh and vibrant despite the age. More tangerines, fresh peaches, nectarines and sour prunes. It is becoming slightly drying in the finish, but the freshness saves it from becoming too dusty and dry.
    • Finish
      91 91
      More of the above

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Even a great old Laphi, on the whole only very dry, you have to stand on it, as if the majority of smoke had simply turned into dryness.
    • Nose
      Very dense, a lot of autumn foliage, very dry, great mountain of nuts, chestnut, walnut especially, oregano, fennel, rosemary, in between briefly flash dried plums, cherries and dates, pomegranate, green apple, dried blood orange slices, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon , Rye bread, later comes a polished, old dresser, myrrh, caraway, Brenneseltee
    • Taste
      Again, a concentrated, strong start for 44.4%, dry, bitter, autumn leaves, chestnut and walnut, old tobacco, the Laphi smoke is quite discreet, a lot of old, rough leather, gingerbread, some green apple and plums, very late something Blood orange, dry grapefruit and forest honey, cumin and nettle tea
    • Finish
      Resin, the beautiful teen and tobacco, chestnut, forest honey, long, dry

  4. megabreit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      light smoke, baked apple, beeswax
    • Taste
      Smoke now clearer, honey tones, marzipan, towards the end a slightly salty note
    • Finish
      medium long, warming, becoming drier

  5. Georges scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Peat smoke, tary, phenolic, fruity (pineapples, melons, bananas, apples), seaweed, salty, chocolate, mocha, honey
    • Taste
      93 93
      Peat smoke, oysters, dry oak, honey, nutty, plums, tobacco, caramel, marzipan, chcolate, coffee, salty, some fruitiness (apples, oranges, grapefruit), tobacco
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, smoky, oaky, spicy, dry, nougat, marzipan, tobacco

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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