Visually, the Lagavulin has a deep amber color and you can see beautiful oily legs in the glass.
Unsurprisingly, smoke aromas rise in the nose at first, but not dominantly, but rather subtly and wonderfully harmoniously integrated. These beautifully integrated soft hints of cold ash gradually give way to a distinct sweetness! Wow * smells sweet !!!
I find dried raisins, figs, plum cake with a thick layer of crumble.
The bouquet of the whisky is great and I only realize after a long time that I was lost in my thoughts. I thought of Islay and many wonderful moments with good friends. After what felt like an eternity, the question came up inside me if I shouldn't even try ...?
... let's go! I zip on the glass and think "oh god". Sweet, oily, thick syrup wonderfully smoky, the Lagavulin falls on my taste buds. The smell had announced it, but the taste is going a step further. Everything about candied fruit, forest honey, raisins, figs, plums, blackberries alternate with smoky aromas of glowing logs and light ash. The barrel follows closely with its influence of light leather, tobacco, dry wood and again the sweetness pushes through, but this time more marzipan, toffee and caramel.
The alcohol fits and is neither too concise nor too defensive to not warm. Fine eucalyptus notes announce the end.
This Lagavulin leaves warm and sweet with a slight smokiness. Spicy notes stay on the tongue for an eternity without turning into bitterness.
Great Lagavulin that is second to none. No wrong notes and to the point.