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Overall rating
90.35/100
votes
132
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
Ex-Pedro Ximénez Butt
Number of bottles
714
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
29 Aug 2018 8:56 am by Whisky_Addicted
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Average value

€ 267.09

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lp9 ElD

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.35 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice balance in peat "Laphroaigienne" and Sherry. We do not find the peat but the mix is really successful. Rarely disappointed by "Elements Of Islay"
    • Nose
      A nose on peat oil, rather saline by the way. It looks like a mixture of fish and fruit aroma (mainly citrus fruits).
      I surprised at times the scent of barbac, I dreamed?
    • Taste
      Attack perfectly mastered, not a bit of alcohol too much. In the middle of the mouth we find this peat saline, dry and vegetable. Light spices walk with a fruity touch.
    • Finish
      Nice length on peat oil, salt, pepper, some dried fruits and cocoa.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rich, on the hazelnut, liquid smoked chocolate (!) Orange peel. Woody accents. Everything is very warm, but the opening gives it a certain maritime freshness, just to remember that certainly, these barrels are superb, but we still talk about Laphroaig!
    • Taste
      Rich and peppery, smoke develops, we find the medicinal markers of Laphroaig.
    • Finish
      Always a nice development for peat, with vanilla cream, everything is quite opulent but rather agreed.

      Enthusiasm:
      Nose & Mouth: 4/5
      Final 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1878

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The reverberation still warms the palate and the entire mouth area. Subtle, cold smoky notes stick to the tongue all the time while a combination of sweet, dried and fermented fruits is present all the time and gives the Laphroaig a wonderful character. Complex, multi-layered, full of character and, above all, extremely delicious!

    Edit: The aftertaste exudes its pleasant smoky aroma even after 10 minutes, woolly warmth still dresses the palate ...

    23/23/23/23 (92P)
    • Nose
      Wonderful reddish copper shines in the glass, smoky peat aroma is noticeable from afar. Long, oily "legs" separate from the streaks sticking to the glass wall and draw their syrupy paths back into the glass in slow motion. Cold smoke rises from fruity sweetness and slightly mineral peat, zests of old oranges fall into dark chocolate, sweet raisins exude their lovely aroma. Mildly, sweet, fruity peat rises into the nose, the alcohol is marvelously harmoniously integrated, with minimal leather, tobacco and hints of sulfur. Oranges play with caramel and tart fruit aromas, with the sourish aromas tend towards fermented berries and robbing. The alcohol is increasingly intense, the salivation begins, it's time for the first sip ...
    • Taste
      Sweetness and fruit flash briefly, at the same time cold smoke flows through the palate and ash settles on the tongue. Lightly peppering and peppery, cold smoke and ash massively stimulate saliva. Raisins, dates and dark berries dominate the second sip at the beginning. Campfire romance quickly sets in again, smoke and ash predominate, burned wood is in the background. Slowly the mouthfeel becomes oily and greasy, abrasion of orange peel breaks through again and again the intensive smoke and ash flavors, peat and spicy wood elements end earthy and dark. Old walnuts float in the saliva under the tongue, wet leaves and hints of wet leather and damp tobacco come up. Raisins and dried fruits show up now and then, with spicy wood tones, the taste is slowly becoming the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Dry and tart wood tones stick to the palate, greasy and oily, the saliva floats under the tongue, the smoky ash notes are still minimal. Again, chocolate and leather come into their own, crumbs of sweetish tobacco stick to the tongue, sweet raisins and red berries are more appealing in the aftermath. Herbs and spices are already discreetly in the background the whole time, but often appear in the aftermath of the aftertaste. A felt eternity easily warms bitter ash with a salty pepper note on the palate and dresses this smoky sharpness. It seems like the reverberation never ends ...

  4. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Phew, that's a difficult box. As a whisky, it works well, provides fine smoke and a variety of tasty flavors that harmonize in interaction. What I miss a bit is the typical Laphroaig character, who can not prevail here against the barrel. If I remember the OA filling Laphroaig PX, then this PX came up with both the typical Laphroaig characteristics (cold smoke, kelp, Hansaplast, hospital corridor) and the characteristics of a malthouse that has undergone PX maturation , This one brings a lot of barrel and little distillery with it and seems to me something "designed". But that's just my taste ...
    • Nose
      88 88
      Leather notes that mingle with the unusually subtle smoke for a Laphroaig. Raisins, dried figs and dates. Red grapes. Then, the nose got used to the mild smoke and the dried fruits, come nutmeg, rosemary and black pepper. A hint of moist-loamy soil and now fermented grapes. The barrel influence is now fully through.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoky-spicy and strong onset, which leaves a red scent with red grapes, raisins, dates directly. Dry and with old wood shavings at the beginning. Slightly peppery and also quite quickly on the tongue with black pepper. Liquorice sweets and after some time harsh herbs, which then vehemently press on the tongue. The pepper swings along for a long time, then comes later a good dose of menthol.
      But where is the seaweed? The Hansaplast?
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, leather and tobacco notes, tart herbs, lots of wood, dark chocolate, pepper, menthol.

  5. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Salted and roasted peanuts, fat chocolate and plum notes, hoisin sauce, maple syrup, sweet raisins, wet and slightly chemical peatsmoke. A ships engine room. “Big Red” cinnamon chewing gum, caramelized ginger, hints of seabreeze, new leatherboots. This was definetly a juicy PX cask.

    Taste: Sharp arrival on salty peatsmoke, plum sauce and wood tannins. Ginger, oak, pencil shavings, chili cocolate, old leather, rosmarin, cinnamon, tart organgepeel, grandma’s christmas cookies. A nice, lingering espresso bitterness in the finish.

    Comments: This is a rather oakforward Laphi, but well in the boundaries of what I tend to enjoy. I am also not too fond of PX casks, but in this instance the long, full term maturation of 20 years created a very intense and delicious dram. It’s shockingly expensive, though. /90

  6. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer:
    This whisky was distilled in 1998 and bottled from a single Pedro Ximénez sherry butt. The balance of rich fruit and smoke is perfect and the signature notes of 1990s’ Laphroaig distillate are present and correct. Only 714 bottles were produced.

    Cask details;
    A single Pedro Ximénez sherry butt distilled in 1998.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    Coal fires, candy floss and lobster pots. Thick, dense smoke combines with notes of kirsch. The peat becomes more medicinal, showing classic distillery character. Darker, almost burnt-tyre notes remain.

    Palate
    Juicy, with rich stewed fruit and smoked salt. Well balanced and reminiscent of perfectly cooked game meat covered in a port and redcurrant sauce. Notes of beach BBQ, charred mackerel and sweet langoustines develop, reminding us of a perfect summer day on Islay.

    Finish
    Smoked sea salt and dark fruit linger, leaving the palate slightly dry and ready for a second sip.

  7. penumbra scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The px bucket is heavy peat, the light of my life, the fire of desire, but also my sin, my soul.
    • Nose
      Wow! What the hell am I drinking, px bucket PC 14? Raw peat bucket Bunnahabhain 25?

      Chinese medicine shop by the sea, a wonderful combination. Fried Chinese medicine, cinnamon, roasted chestnut, black fruit jam (persimmon), fruit cake, 55% cocoa, roasted gingerbread, caramel, honey.

      Peat, fishing nets, bonfires by the sea, dense smoke, western medicine, evergreen coniferous trees, woody spices, tanned peels.
    • Taste
      Slightly brainless peat sweet water. Fireworks, ashes, smoked fish, sea salt, bitter rind, pepper, black chocolate, coffee beans, gingerbread man, leather, grapes, citrus with extremely light fruit flavor, mint.
      Relatively strong, low fat, extremely sweet, no tannins, no sourness, no bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, peat, very small amounts of pepper, stewed meat, certain Southeast Asian spices, kestrel.

  8. A0525 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Sylvia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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