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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
88.74/100
votes
221
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #002
Bottled
01.2010
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oak Barrels
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010019637048
Added on
01 Apr 2010 11:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 204,00

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.74 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    At 10 CS you know what you get: Full pipe peat smoke and a nice fruit note. This batch still has this beautiful damp forest floor in the nose. Never boring or arbitrary. Always a great, great single malt.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke - natural - and, surprisingly, musty damp forest soil. Only slightly phenolic, but a nice touch of red apples. Salty and slightly peppery. Loamy. The damp forest floor is preserved for a long time.
    • Taste
      A torrent of peat smoke spills onto your tongue, candied fruits tumble over too. Despite the cask strength rather velvety and soft, nice full and oily. Good balance between smoke and fruit.
    • Finish
      Long, soft and warm finish with smoldering campfire and baked apples.

  2. nhuber did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    soft medicinal nose, sweet smoke in the mouth, longish finish.... certainly good.... just not as good as the older ones (002/003)

    am doing a horizontal Laphroaig 10 CS tasting between 002, 003 and 005 and they are all so very good but quite different tastewise, would go for the 003 batch if I had to pick one, but complaining on a very high level, if you only have one of the other 2 - be happy and just enjoy it.

    just for the sake of scoring them
    batch 002 - 89p
    batch 003 - 90/91p
    batch 005 - 88p

  3. Zoltavar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2011]  I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert "Islay" tasting at Bonn.

    In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state "another nice Laphroaig" but I liked Batch No. 3 better...

  5. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Bosi scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Unmistakably a Laphroaig but with much more depth and complexity than the standard 10s. The only drawback for me is the lack of balance between the different flavors.
    • Nose
      First, I notice overripe bright fruits, followed by the classic phenolic smoke. Behind it is a lot of sweetness like caramel and a touch of salt. With some time Apple stands out.
    • Taste
      After the burnt campfire and black pepper, Fudge's sweetie takes command. Only after adding water, the sea flavors get through properly.
    • Finish
      Very long finish, with sweetness and smoke fighting for the vorschafft and even here after the addition of water salty flavors almost completely replace the sweet.

  8. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A great Islay malt that unites strength, complexity and character in an almost unique way. May he stay with us for as long as possible!
    • Nose
      Significant peat smoke and in a very pleasant way musty. Old hemp rope, seaweed, sea salt and shells, much like an old fishing boat. Then this typical heavy, rotten sweetness, like overripe, slightly gammeliges fruit. The medical iodine notes, on the other hand, are somewhat in the background.
    • Taste
      Mild and oily, followed by intense sea flavors. The iodine sweetness and the hemp rope are stronger now, the peat smoke is very complex and manifests itself in different earthy notes. Very complex and exciting.
    • Finish
      Smoky and slightly salty, it peels off, iodine and peat are still noticeable for a long time, the gum-fruit note also comes through sometimes. An interplay of flavors that last quite a long time.

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The batch # 002 of 2010 has a wonderful nose. The phenolic smoke is not too dominant and lets you know the sweetness of this 10-liter cask strength right at the beginning. Many bright fruits. Powerful and very complex. In the mouth the already indicated sweetness, very harmonious and balanced, strong yet elegant. Slightly salty to the end, do not dry out, seaweed and some smoke remains.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

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