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Overall rating 41 votes 90.56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
197
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Apr 2010 1:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399,00

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

2 Notes

toklian
Connoisseur toklian Note
24 Mar 2016 9:22 am

Serge:

Laphroaig 21 yo 1989/2010 (53.1%, The Perfect Dram, bourbon hogshead, 197 bottles) Five stars Colour: gold. Nose: yeah! A rather expressive, superbly grassy and maybe more complex than usual Laphroaig, with more herbal notes than usual. I get olive oil, brine and even and capers at first nosing, just before it all gets more ‘traditional’, with some moderate medicinal and coastal notes and quite some hot ashes (charcoal, BBQ). Quite some apple peelings. Marzipan. Globally rather different from other Laphroaigs. Also hints of manure. With water:  it’s the mint that comes to the front, together with some unexpected notes of Demerara sugar. Bacon. Fab. Mouth (neat): perfect, just perfect. Very punchy, superbly citrusy and herbal, tarry, very smoky, briney, almondy… Great Laphroaig when undiluted, simply very classy, everything the name Laphroaig should stand for. I love the notes of salted tangerines (have to try that!) With water: more of the same. And salted cough syrup? Finish: very long, peppery, peaty, herbal. Comments: great. It hasn’t got too much of the fruitiness of some older Laphroaigs, which makes it maybe a little austere, but it is a great one. Only the finish is a tad less exciting. SGP:268 - 92 points.

Roman
Expert Senior Roman Tasting note
24 Jul 2010 2:23 pm
Roman gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

süß, torfig, fruchtig, Iod

Taste

sehr harmonisch aber auch stark und etwas wuchtig, schön torfig, die Süße paart sich mit Salz - gesalzener Kuchen, die Frucht ist weg

Finish

süß und mittellang

Comments

schöner Laphi, sehr lecker aber unspektakulär, habe etwas mehr erwartet

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