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Overall rating
85.45/100
votes
167
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

€ 72,40

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167 × member ratings

551 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 10-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.45 points

  1. 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%.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. davidloosli scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, soapy/perfumy, coal smoke, lavender, sweet pie with burned dough, tarry, powdered sugar
    • Taste
      A bit watery (low abv), almonds, cashews, burned caramel, vanilla crescents, sweet peat
    • Finish
      Ashy, salty, blood orange, mint sweetness, vanilla

  7. WSP scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Easy drinking.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. DannyDram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A whisky without a surprise, simple and unspectacular.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Smoke, citrus, medicinal, seaweed, chemical (turpentine?)
      Medium intensity. Medium intensity and rather pushy
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoke, cold ashes somewhat citrusy and medicinal. Balanced at medium intensity.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sea water, citrusy, medicinal and somewhat thin with a rather short finish, with cold ashes sticking longer.

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Not really complex, very light and easy drinkable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Honey, peat and smoke, sea breeze, iodine, yellow fruits - really good
    • Taste
      85 85
      Light, sweet, peaty, smoke, little fruity
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather short and light

  10. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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