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Overall rating
85.38/100
votes
198
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Rejuvenated & Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281056425
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
25 May 2019 6:42 pm by Fantomas
Uncolored

Average value

€ 71.76

53 × in wishlist

198 × member ratings

691 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 10-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in blind. A laga? The nose is in any case well above.
    • Nose
      Honey, waxed, peat, ash.
      Apricot, peach, lemon. White grapes.
      Light pencil lead.
    • Taste
      Pretty light in the mouth. Aqueous.
      Apple pear white fruit. Pepper.
      Slightly camphorized peat.
    • Finish
      Short final on water, peat and camphor.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great sippin whisky - tends towards the 16 but more crisp and lively and with quite some power despite the 43%.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Walnuts & Sea Salt
    One of the fun things of going on holiday is… shopping in the duty free, of course! On the way back from my ski holiday in Austria, I discovered this young Lagavulin at the airport for a very fair price. So I gave it a new home.

    Smoke, tar, ashes, kelp, smouldering wood and finger paint, upholstered with honey, almonds, apricots, lemon and pencil lead… textbook Lagavulin indeed. But rather docile if you don’t mind me saying. There is nothing wrong with that anyway.

    On the palate, the sweetness comes first and next to the citrus I also get some orchard fruit. Suddenly the smoke becomes quite big followed by the typical ashes. Walnuts. Sea salt. Camphor. Nice spiciness too. That’s more like it.

    The finish is pretty long, peppery with a hint of candied orange peel. Quite intense.

    I rate this slightly above the 8 years old that was bottled for the 200th anniversary. It’s also more enjoyable (to me) than the 9 years old in the Game of Thrones series. But it still is not classic 16 years old. Nevertheless a lovely Lagavulin at a good strength.

  4. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose, less intense in the mouth than expected, with a medium length finish if necessary. Little complex, but straight forward and honest, and still more interesting than the 8y. Well suited if you are looking for a smoky malt that you want to enjoy on the side without much thought.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dry campfire with some bacon. When the smoke is gone: bright fruits, hints of honey, sea freshness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoke and ashes, light fruits with citrus and some caramel, oily, rather mild and not very intense.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium, cold smoke, hazelnuts?, Light sea breeze.

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Eyes: golden smelling nose: soft nose, fermented cheese, large pieces of cheese, whole milk, faintly temperate fruits, 45% chocolate chunks, slight tiramisu, smoked fish, not much peat, smoke Smoked medium to weak taste Palate: medium salty, no sour, low sweetness, first tiramisu, milk chocolate, white chocolate, coconut milk toast, then flashing pickled radish, and finally sea waves, mast, KFC seaweed soup.
    Final rhyme Finish: medium length, green grape juice, cream cocoa, seaweed, boiled shrimp Body: light, medium fat, weak feeling caused by low power

    Nose: 86.5/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 85/100
    Body: 85/100
    Overall: 85.5/100, excellent low-degree peat sweet water, can be tasted per ton, suitable for island landing.

  7. Marcinek scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Pretty interesting, it is my first Lagavulin aged only in ex-bourbon casks so I can only compare it with 16 YO. What is interesting reminds me more of a Laphroaig 10 YO, but sweeter and a bit less medicinal.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Smoke up front centered. A hint of tar and rubber. Straight in the background some hidden vanilla.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Smoke hits the tongue immediately. But almost in the same time sweet vanilla joins in. Reminds me pretty much of Laphroaig 10, but much sweeter and tad less smoky.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Stewed tea, a little bit of sea algae with sea salt, oak.

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    20 20 21 21 82

    malty, young, but drinkable, generally good.

  9. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F21 B21

  10. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not worth it compared to the 16
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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