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Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles

Overall rating
91.33/100
votes
490
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
25.10.2001
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L1 299 4ML 0020
Added on
05 Mar 2010 4:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1463,71

Tastingtags

14 Notes

Liberezlatourbe
Expert Senior Liberezlatourbe Tasting note
24 Jan 2018 7:28 pm
Liberezlatourbe gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Voile de tourbe fermière, on sent la dilution. Les premières senteurs sont assez légères. Je vais attendre un peu… Les fruits sont là mais ce n'est encore qu'un voile, fruits jaunes ou fruits exotiques, difficile à déterminer. Il s'ouvre sur le sel et le citron confit. Le jeune ananas se présente, les parfums ne font clairement pas penser à un whisky d'un quart de siècle. Il gagne en précision au fur et à mesure des minutes. On retrouve de la pomme verte. Au second nez, il devient plus pâtissier avec du beurre et des fruits secs. Ce n'est pas un modèle de précision mais la palette aromatique s'élargit avec des notes plus minérales voire sablonneuse. Surtout le verre au repos.

Taste

La texture est sympa mais là encore la dilution se fait sentir. On repart sur les voiles de tout...Il y a une cohérence avec le nez mais c'est surtout cette impression de légèreté qui prédomine. L'entrée de bouche est sucrée tout comme l'arrière bouche. Entre les deux, il y a quelques notes de fruits rouges rappelant le sherry mais également du sel ainsi que des notes carnés, comme le bacon.

Finish

Moyenne avec une belle persistance sur le sel, le côté austère et minéral et légèrement fruité.

Comments

Alors là, je ne sais pas quoi vous dire. C'est bien une des rares fois où la note prend un jeton tellement j'avais misé sur ce sample.

Clairement déçu, je m'attendais à beaucoup plus. Plus de précision, plus de longueur, plus de tout ! C'est bon mais sans plus. C'est comme si on avait un whisky avec du potentiel alors qu'on est censé avoir un whisky mature.

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aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
24 Jul 2017 9:53 pm
aphex gave this whisky 91 points

Nose : Smoke ... and that's all ... at first. Then some iodine and apple notes. Quite discreet.

Mouth : Peat, smoke and seabreeze. Afterward some tropical fruits join the party.

Finish : Looong, peat, smoke and fruits are lingering.


I was a bit disappointed by the nose but the mouth definitely won me. It's not a complex whisky but it's excellently done and balanced.


Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
13 Mar 2017 8:24 am
Allandale gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Sea air. Distant smoke. ??

Taste

The Ardbeg fruitiness,usually lemony and fragrant,has become more assertive and complex with age. Here, there are flavours reminiscent of candied orange peel and, especially ,cherries. Lots of flavour development. Walnuts,almonds. Marzipan.Bittersweet.

Finish

Long, haughty. Steely. Not as earthy as might have been hoped.

Comments

A good old,different Ardbeg with a  silky body.

cuhp
Expert Senior cuhp Tasting note
05 Feb 2017 2:33 pm
cuhp gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Fruity, peat, citrus. Quite simple, but it works.

Taste

Again quite simple. The alcohol is nicely integrated. Leather and peat.

Finish

Salty, liquorice, smoke and tar

Comments

It is nice, but not as complex as hoped. Tasted blindly.

Claudio + Cats
Expert Senior Claudio + Cats Note
02 Oct 2016 3:07 pm
Claudio + Cats gave this whisky 92 points

Einer der besseren Ardbeg. Gefällt mir heute noch. 92 Poäng. Hehe Beschreibung: auch der schmeckt wie Whisky, aber mit Aschenbechergeruch.

Auf Neudeutsch: Komisch schprache diese "Puäng" gebe, hehe. Könne kein Döitsch, rede Wiking diese, is krass. Das Ardbeg bessere als andere Modell. Nix fast egal. Pulle is leer, ausgesoffen hat.

jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
01 Mar 2016 1:21 pm
jankes gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
81
Presentation
91
toklian
Connoisseur toklian Note
23 Feb 2016 10:57 pm

Serge says:

Ardbeg 25 yo 'Lord of the Isles' (46%, OB, 2001) Yes, that's the one in the green coffin - by the way the new bottling for the Festival 2004 comes in a green coffin too... Tastes and colours... Anyway, imagine I never tasted this one before! Nose: very smoky but not especially ‘peaty’. Or let’s put it this way: only the ‘smoky’ component shine through. A little restrained. Lots of ripe apple. Heavy peat arises after a while, though, together with some grassy, farmy notes. Mouth: bold and rich with some tropical fruit and a load of peat and smoke. Very nice balance. This is pure Ardbeg, even if I think there are some (even) better versions around (OB Provenance, Douglas Laing OMC or Platinum etc.) The ‘LOTI’ just lacks a little complexity in my opinion, but has a very, very long finish. 92 points (Davin 92, Ho-cheng 91, Olivier 92).

whiskyroma
Expert Senior whiskyroma Tasting note
27 May 2015 3:25 pm
whiskyroma gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

A fan of different smells like malt, cut straw, mud, groundy peat and in a second time sugared sweet fruits, candied fruits, peaches and strawberries. At the end pungent alcohol.


Taste

Extraordinary palate: groundy peat, salty, sea breeze, sea food, malt, chestnuts, Hungarian salami. Then it goes to the sweetness of chestnuts honey, creamy egg ice-cream, caramel and vanilla.


Finish

 A good persistence, memories of malt, syrup against cough, sherry, cocoa and olives.

Comments

We noticed an impeccable balance of the distillate, with the addiction of that special ancient peat that could get poetic even a fruit juice, and it’s incredible how much that worths into a seventy years old Ardbeg Scotch.

My Collection
whiskyroma
Expert Senior whiskyroma Review note
27 May 2015 3:58 pm
whiskyroma gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.4
Nose
93
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
94
My Collection
markkerr02
Expert Senior markkerr02 Note
15 May 2015 6:57 pm
markkerr02 gave this whisky 93 points

Provade whiskyn

Ardbeg Lord of the Isles 25Y; 46%

Nuvarande prestigewhisky från Ardbeg som buteljeras i begränsad upplaga.

Släpptes första gången till försäljning i slutet av 2001.

Islay var en gång hemvist för härskaren över Hebriderna, Lord of the Isles. Därav namnet på whiskyn.

Gissar att inte kommer att finnas kvar på marknaden så länge till.

 

Omröstningen om bästa whisky gav följande resultat (placering 1, 2 resp. 3 gav poängen 3, 2 resp. 1 från varje röstande):

1. Ardbeg Lord of the Isles 187 poäng

2. Ardbeg Uigeadail 98 poäng

3. Ardbeg 17Y 77 poäng

4. Ardbeg Committe Reserve 2002 72 poäng

5. Ardbeg Ten 50 poäng

6. Very Young Ardbeg 7 poäng

http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2040%20Ardbeg.html

 

 

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