Old pink with an orange shimmer shines the Laphroaig in the glass, on the glass wall oily "legs" pull their fast tracks back into the glass. Powerful, sweet peat and a hint of smoke rise from the premium snifter, maritime and phenolic iodine and algae to the fore. The typical Laphroaigaromen such as iodine, algae, peat and smoke are joined by creamy caramel and fruity strawberries, malty add a pinch of salt and apricots. Burnt wood tones and mineral peat are minimal, and again and again this beguiling fruity note comes to the fore. I love the interplay of slightly smoky peat and sweet creamy fruit elements.
The first sip is dominated by the smoky peat and burned wood. Iodine and salt are added, subtle sharpness fills the entire mouth while creamy sweetness stimulates the saliva. Fly ash and burning campfire, creamy malt sweet and fruity strawberries, morello cherries and apricots, honey, a pinch of fresh mint, just before the end, old walnuts are still showing. A hint of citrus fruits flashes ...
Creamy and mild rest the mild fruit flavors on the palate, from the initial smoky notes, almost nothing is available. Appearances of earthy peat, otherwise dominate only creamy fruit flavors with a hint of peat the finish. Citrus fruits and a light note of mint then let the aftertaste slowly fade away.