Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
87.94/100
votes
528
Whiskybase ID
WB176213
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fèis ìle 2020 Port & Wine Casks
Bottled
05.2020
Casktype
Bourbon Casks, Ruby Port & Wine Casks
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L0135 SB1 2131, L0136 SB1 2131
Barcode
5010019639844
Bottled for
Friends of Laphroaig Exclusive
Added on
08 feb 2021 2:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 153.33

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

105 users have left 112 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.94 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    red wine for sure! port too, sweet, peaty, medicinal, pepper, smoldering leaves, on taste more green hebs, peat, port wine, solid dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Auriverdes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. stlouisblues scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Drum scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    There was a wow feeling again. I really liked it! It's soft and round and savory in its sweet way. The alcohol is well integrated, nothing burned or tingled. Great malt!
    • Nose
      In my opinion a typical Laphroaig smoke like a campfire, smoked goods and harbor scent. I also find sweet notes such as sultanas and leather, but above all - what I like best is this smell of metal processing companies, locksmiths or blacksmiths. I also find the smell of two flints hitting each other. All in all cozy and comforting notes.
    • Taste
      Again smoke and smoked goods. Very mild, nothing burns - even with these ash and flint notes. I have sweet liquorice, smoked clams and dates wrapped in bacon. a nice oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Very mild and warm and long finish. It gets a bit drier in the mouth, I have some oak and a slightly astringent mouthfeel. This cozy fireplace-like note with liquorice stays in my throat for a long time and in my nose when I exhale.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Quite rich on the nose, falls a bit flat on the palate and in the finish
    • Nose
      88 88
      Plenty of vanilla and vinous notes, honey, spices, herbs, cigar tobacco, smoke, some peat, nuts, marzipan, medicinal, hintsof sherry, little citric, some raisins - not bad
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity, honey, raisins, subtle sweetness, peat, smoke, spices, herbs, tobacco, medicinal
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, warm, little fruity, peaty, smoky, herbal

  6. SebStar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a well-balanced Laphroaig with plenty to love. I typically prefer my Laphroaig a bit younger and more aggressive than this Cairdeas. If I were to consider the cost of the bottle (at least in the US), I would easily rate this a buy, though, honestly, I did skip it as we already have an open bottle of the PX cask at home and I prefer that a hair over this even if it is not cask strength.

    Mental Image: Charred Fruit Compote
    • Nose
      Char, leather, and woody resin. The first impression was one of a dirty oven and oven cleaner with loads of roasty char notes and a faint chemical aroma. Herbal tobacco and pine resin appeared and caught on fire before sweeter notes of fruit jellies began to take hold.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied with notes of sweet char, molasses, and maritime meat. Sweet smoked salmon, toasted herbs, mild earthy char of roasted beets, and crispy candied fish skin. Sweet rich notes of molasses, pine wood smoke, and cola at the end.
    • Finish
      Lingering notes of caramelized, charred fruits.

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Toffee, milk chocolate, cinammon, dark fruits, iodine, not very medicinal, simple and pleasant

  9. Danlow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A lot has already been written about this bottling. Follow the descriptions by Archer and didi1893.
    For me it's a nice Laphroaig that gets (too much) contraindications from the cask aging. I actually like it better when my Laphroaig comes out of the bourbon cask and the distillery character remains unadulterated. That's why I prefer the Laphroaig 10 cask strength.
    The result of the barrel aging is ultimately a bit too sweet for me.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  11. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. Astrid scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    After all, the eight years seem older than the no-age statement of the 2019 edition. He doesn't have the strong punch now, it doesn't need to, because he was able to score with a few moments full of finesse. But there is a huge problem at the back. For the full review go here: https://halbendrinks.de/2022/05/22/cairdeas/
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Multifaceted, saturated, containing full tones of different profiles, combined quite harmoniously.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Spices and sweetness, smoke and smoked plum. Some apricots and apples.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Bright sweet, with smoked plums and raisins, with warm smoke from a dying fire, with pepper.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke, sweetness of dark dried fruits, with spices and cinnamon, but in the end it gives way a little.

  14. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. Echson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A slightly different Cairdeas and really tasty if you like fruity notes in Laphroaig.
    Nothing to add to the detailed reviews as they are described in detail.

  16. Echson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Delicious malt that adds a new touch to the Cairdeas over the wine barrels. Well integrated alcohol, a tiny bit of water opens up the aroma a lot.

  17. Echson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  18. elipszis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      sherry
      salty
      guilt
      Harbor
      woody
    • Taste
      91 91
      guilt
      mushroom
      salt
      sherry
      oily
      bitter
    • Finish
      91 91
      winy
      salty
      bitter
      medium long finish

  19. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  20. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Whiskywiseguy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smoke, oily
    • Taste
      Smoke, citrus
    • Finish
      Long, fruit

  22. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    Port wine cask has introduced some lovely sweetness into the Laphroaig's signature peat smoke, achieving an exceptionally balanced dram.

    N 28
    - Tunned-down, but unmistakably and enjoyable Laphroaig tar, peat smoke, crude oil, and coastal seaweed
    - Quite fruity, mainly dark fruit like red grapes
    - Mildly malty & fresh honey behind all the peat & fruity
    - Some charred oak
    - Plenty of menthols too

    P 27
    - Give it 10mins to enjoy the Sweet x Peat x Oak spice Trio
    - Creamy & sweet mouthfeel
    - Started with spice but syrupy sweetness picks up right away with peat, pepper & chilli spice poking here and there and ended in a mellow harmony

    F 25
    - Long, sweet & peated finish
    - Malty smoke lingering

  23. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A very successful Càirdeas bottling from Laphroaig. Although it needs a little time in the glass to unfold its entire aroma, it then offers a great interplay of typical Laphroaig smoke and sweet-fruity wine notes. With its 52% vol., it is slightly above the alcohol content of the distillery's standard bottlings, but the alcohol is well integrated. I like it better on the nose with a little water, but the mouthfeel is more intense and interesting with the full 52% vol.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/laphroaig-cairdeas-2020-port-wine-casks/
    • Nose
      A classic Laphroaig on the nose. The typical cooling and phenolic smoke is immediately surrounded by a pleasant sweetness. I have slightly sour notes on my nose. These flavors form interesting contrasts. I hardly find port wine here at first, but rather red wine. At first he seemed a little closed. Fruits are strongly present. I find overripe bananas, sweet and sour citrus fruits like tangerines and oranges, and currants.
    • Taste
      On the tongue, the smoke stays in the background at first, the sweet fruits dominate. The whole is very harmonious. After a few seconds I get the feeling that the smoke is coming to the fore a little more. The overall impression then becomes somewhat drier.
    • Finish
      It gets a little spicier. The smoke can now be clearly felt and lingers along with a slight spiciness of oak and cappuccino.

      With water:
      Now he opens up more. The nose becomes more intense and the fruits come more to the fore. I can now find peaches and figs too. There are also caramel candies and cotton candy. The mouthfeel becomes a bit sweeter, but unfortunately loses some of the intensity that I like so much.

  24. Glenladdie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  25. whiskyfan_olli scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  26. JimJaws scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  27. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. louich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A Laphroaig under a heavy sweet cover.

    While I found the nose (right after poping it) a bit short compared to other Cairdeas, deep colour comming from the wine and port passage. In the mouth is where you'll be going either on the what is this or this is genius road in my humble opinion. On my side I am still asking myself, pushing on the this is genius but I have my reserves so I will revisit soon.

  29. TsiAI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Cairdeas Fèis ìle 2020 Port & Wine Casks

    Smell: round sweet peat floating on the surface, dried seaweed, coal ash, iodine, potion, base is candied pulp, brown sugar pudding, honey juice Taste: high sweetness, disinfected water, white pills, red hot Coke, well-ripe sweet fruits, high-sugar cream, roasted nuts, carrot cake, canned oranges. Body: oily and stretchy. Final rhyme: long, charcoal, sea water, sugar cubes
    Overall: 88/100, needless to say, a beautiful and unforgettable Laforge.

  30. dapoinbua scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. nhuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Release price in Germany was 92.90€ Plus mandatory 5.90€ shipping fee

  32. Collegiate scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is one of those whiskies where when you first taste it you get hit with a smack of peat and other strong flavours and think this stuff is incredible. But once you go back into the glass and drink some more, things are discordant and the flavours really don’t congeal. I have sampled this bottle for a few friends and this is the reaction every time - at first a wow, followed by a this just doesn’t work.

    If you are a Laphroaig fan, then this bottle will bring some satisfaction for sure. There is no doubt the Laphroaig signature iodine is there in spades and the influence of port and wine is evident. Those flavours just don’t harmonize as I see it. Last year’s Triple Wood Cairdeas did a much better job of pulling those flavour profiles together into a tighter whole. I’m still scoring this a very respectable 88 as it delivers a strong peaty heft.

  33. glenrob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  34. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-22-2021.
    N87 G81 A81

    Whisky & Wine just doesn't fit for me.

  35. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. Svjatogor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    n: little peat, fruit, pleasant, oily, fresh fruit, caramel, plums, dark chocolate
    t: peat, fruit, smoke, intense
    a: spicy, peat, sweet, walnuts, pepper, leather

  37. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose with a certain breadth, and a freshness due to red fruits. Redcurrant, blackcurrant, with a little iodine and camphor. The smoke and peat are there, the grease on the barbecue sizzles. Medicinal touch, but discreet. Cranberry. It's more balanced with a few drops of water. Fairly sweet on the palate, slightly vanilla, then the spices rise, quite strong. Chili, black pepper, ginger. It becomes warm, woody, with plums and muscat grapes. Nutmeg, cloves. Very good finish, powerful, long, carbonaceous, but also fruity, on the queen-claude. Very liquid honey, hazelnut.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/04/laphroaig-cairdeas-port-wine-casks.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  38. ChrisE scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  39. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    nice interaction of Laphroaig DNA and barrel maturation (s).
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  40. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 20 82

    Not a bad batch, pleasant nose, young, though strong taste, and pleasantly fading aftertaste ...

  41. JeanChan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  42. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Wood, dried fruits, dry red wine, cold smoke, maritime, honey, very sweet pastries, grain, earth, grasses, lemon, spices
    • Taste
      Ash, grapefruit, lemon, wood, minimal berries, some chocolate, pepper

  43. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It has a relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is of relatively strong intensity. I have aromas of malty sweetness, peat smoke, cheese, menthol, vanilla, caramel, fruit compote and plum wine. Moderately complex. Relatively sweet in taste. The alcohol is relatively well integrated and has a relatively heavy body.

  44. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. Ebbe11 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Great combination of fruits and typical Laphroaig smoke with perfect drinking strength.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  46. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Aroma is BBQ meat on leathery dark fruit with a candied citrus pop and light earthy notes that pull it all together into a shifting and engaging olfactory experience; Palate is like having the best strawberry shortcake you can imagine after eating perfectly grilled sardines; Finish is a touch smoky and that last, semi-metallic, sip of a red wine that’s sat out a bit too long.

  48. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Aroma is BBQ meat on leathery dark fruit with a candied citrus pop and light earthy notes that pull it all together into a shifting and engaging olfactory experience; Palate is like having the best strawberry shortcake you can imagine after eating perfectly grilled sardines; Finish is a touch smoky and that last, semi-metallic, sip of a red wine that’s sat out a bit too long.

  49. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  50. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  51. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well rounded. Unmistakably a Laphroaig but with interesting fruity notes that the port and wine barrels bring in.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very nice, well balanced nose. Typical Laphroaig notes such as peat, phenolic smoke, seaweed in harmony with the fruit notes (peach, dried light fruits), sweetness and wine gum. With vanilla and some fresh wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy, oily appearance. Mouth tingling sensation. The nose is reflected on the palate. Also some caramel and chocolate. Alternating sweetness and saltiness. Overall not spicy.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length

  52. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  53. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    89.5
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  54. robse211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  55. Dogs2 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  56. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  57. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  58. Teomarg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  59. Kensay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    good, harmonious, but not catchy.
    • Nose
      87 87
      hmm ... well, I don’t know, it could well be Port Charlotte and Ledaig, the influence of after aging in wine barrels is too great. Although a little breathing appears the profile of Laphroaig, iodine, smoke, fried fish
    • Taste
      88 88
      light, dessert, dried fruit with fish and iodine in the smoke
    • Finish
      87 87
      dried fruits with cloves, smoke and some spices

  60. Carlos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  61. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/GFV9G3_V3lw
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  62. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Lots of Laphi, nice sweetness, positive that the wine and port do not stand out, but only bring in a slight fruitiness. In addition, the malt is very tasty. Fine.

  63. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    On the nose, a balanced mixture of wine / port (where the port notes already dominate) and the character of the lacquer. Eerily meaty as a result, less bacon but real beef steak on the sizzle zone. Salty and sweet fruity in taste pulled pork from the smoker with Worcester. Finally another all-round successful Cairdeas bottling!

  64. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    An enigma. I'm still unsure if Laphroaig take well to sweeter casks, but the intricacy and complexity resulting here will no doubt be of interest to some.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Barbecued pineapple, icing sugar, anchovy oil
    • Taste
      80 80
      Heavy tar fumes and spiced kebabs, a flash of plum brandy, fading to charred biscuits yielding to sweetly smoked salmon mousse and lemon
    • Finish
      70 70
      White pepper, briny air, candied peel with coal tar overtones

  65. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

  66. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I would not have guessed port and red wine barrels blindly. Okay, it has a subliminal acidity, the malt is not bad either, but it is not particularly complex - a vatting made from 3 types of cask - after all. In the mouth it looks quite young and metallic. I would always prefer a 10CS.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  67. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  68. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Okay Laphi, but he doesn't knock your socks off.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Young smoke but very restrained.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Salty, red fruits with acidity, while typically laphi rough and unpolished.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Little spectacular, youth, wood.

  69. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  70. DennisV scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  71. face scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      87 87

  72. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  73. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Qualitatively boring (87)
    • Nose
      Fruit-varnish, plums, vanilla pastries ... raw dough, peat and ointment with tablets (21)
    • Taste
      Fruit, ash and salt (22)
    • Finish
      Spicy finish, salty bicycle camera, dried fruits and fresh newspaper ... the last wave of berry with sourness (22)

  74. sphinx scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  75. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I wouldn't have expected such a dirty malt, I like, nothing to complain about
    • Nose
      the wine influence comes through directly, nutty, also a bit of sulfur, therefore nice and dirty, light roasted aromas, cherry, not that smoky at all, caramel, some dark chocolate, malt, on the nose more dry than sweet
    • Taste
      sweet, here too some sulfur, cherry, nut, roasted aromas, here more smoke, ashy, dry, dark chocolate, a little spice, I like it
    • Finish
      dry smoke, nice and dirty still out in the back, nut, now the sweetness also fades a bit, creamy, vanilla, pleasant

  76. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Port wine casks can be a difficult companion for whisky. It actually works well for me here. I find it exciting that the "laphi-notes" alternately dominate and then the port and wine come to the front again. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/08/05/feis-ile-2020/

  77. ThorstenH scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  78. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In and of itself this is a very good malt, but the barrel is so on top that for me it is completely lacking in balance. After the addition of water has pushed the barrel a little into the background, a young, impetuous Laphroaig remains, who I liked much better in previous Cairdeas versions.

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/

  79. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    The Laphroaig is clearly visible, iodine, smoke, sea air and burnt damp wood. The port and wine ripening is noticeable through cherry, red currant and strawberry.
    Unfortunately the two sides of the malt are not really integrated for my taste, they are a bit next to each other. This impression is reinforced, especially with a longer service life.

    Mouth:
    Berries turned in ashes, cherry, brine. Licorice, real licorice. Sometimes very bitter.
    With water there is a sweetness like an artificial vanilla flavor.

    Finish:
    Quite bitter, in an uncomfortable way, astringent. Almost no fruit sweetness, just very subtle.

    86/100

    Conclusion:
    For me, the port is a little more present than the wine. Overall for me rather out of round, distillate and sweet wine don't really go hand in hand. The bitterness is another negative.

  80. rampah scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good at the start, but somehow looses its punch if it stays too long in the glass.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  81. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  82. d1scostu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  83. Islay1815 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  84. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A inviting nose of light peat, iodine, vanilla, and grapes. A peppery palate starts before brine and wine blend nicely, and it finishes much like the nose. Good job Laph!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Peat and iodine, creamy vanilla custard, grape jelly, hint of leather
    • Taste
      89 89
      Peppery entry, sweet peat, brine, wine influence a tangy sweet sour layer,
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, salty and peppery, vanilla wafers, and again wine notes emerge after the heat resides

  85. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  86. Ostfriese scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This Cairdeas has a nice play of aromas and cannot deny its origin. The flavors typical of Laphroaig were supplemented by the maturation and not overwhelmed, although the wine finish is rather subtly noticeable. In my opinion a very well done malt.
    • Nose
      Phenolic, sweet smoke mixes with the smell of fresh tar. A fresh sea breeze is carried over from the harbor. The smell of fresh shellfish mixes with the salty sea air, seaweed and algae. Now dark fruits emerge from the background. Cherries, raisins, raspberries, figs and currants gradually give way to Bensdorp cocoa and roasted aromas. The smell of old leather and earthy notes mixed with dried herbs. The fresh, salty sea breeze returns, accompanied by an intense peat smell and mineral notes.
    • Taste
      A gentle giant. Powerful, smoky - sweet aromas feel very soft on the tongue before they show their full strength. They are accompanied by dark red grapes, sultanas and figs. Fine, tart herbal notes mix in and go into salty notes that are accompanied by jalapeños. The Bensdorp cocoa from the nose returns with mineral notes and smoldering peat. Hints of iodine and disinfectant can be felt.
    • Finish
      The strong smoke and cools down on the palate. A creamy mouthfeel bears notes of dark chocolate and fresh herbs, oranges and slightly salty notes. The smoldering peat fire still wafts in the background.

  87. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  88. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  89. angelmountain scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    No desire to describe a thousand flavors.
    Just easy to drink. Even on summer evenings.
    Well done Laphroaig!

  90. mudshark scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Added Laphroaig Shop link for the second time. And it dissapeared again: Price 92,90€ https://www.laphroaig.com/de/cairdeas-port-and-wine

  91. Florius scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

  92. zzs0529 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    As an 8-year wine barrel Lafouge, I really like it!
    • Nose
      Smell: Pleasant smoky flavor, accompanied by sweet dried fruit aroma, sea salt baked on fire against very dense cream chocolate, berries, raspberry cake and a hint of old study;
    • Taste
      Entrance: The entrance is the texture of peat, Yanjin preserved fruit mixed with a hint of barbecue aroma, tobacco, sea salt and dried ginger, pepper, and some cinnamon feeling, the smell of campfire;
    • Finish
      End rhyme: warm and smoky tail, tannin impacts the mouth at the end, some red wine feeling, very warm tone.

  93. svenske2015 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Funny that the recipe details differ a little. In the video stream for "Live Fèis Ìle 2020", John Campbell says that 85% of the material was spent in Portwood barriques for the entire maturation period and 15% of the whiskys, initially 5 years in Bourbonwood and then 3 years in Red Wine Barriques.

    Link to this: https://youtu.be/xDpfOt2SPnU

  94. bikenerd did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    According to John Campbell at the 2020 Feis Ile virtual day this contains 85% full-time-matured in Ruby Port casks and 15% spirit matured for 3 years in Bourbon wood and afterwards 3 years in red wine barrique casks.

  95. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Peat smoke, iodine, coastal notes, seaweed, some sweetness, dark chocolate, mint, redcurrants, strawberries, ashy
    • Taste
      90 90
      Peat smoke, salty, toasted peaches, marshmallows, plum jam, red berries, tar, salted toffee, coconut
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, smoky, sweet, spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg), drying

  96. g00se scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The better Ardbeg Blaaack ;-)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity and sweet smoke.
      Wood and wine.
      The typical Laphroaig note of iodine.

      With a few drops of water, the smell becomes softer and even sweeter.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Salty start.
      Wine gums and red berries.
      Swelling fire.

      The taste becomes rougher with water
    • Finish
      86 86
      Ashy, sooty.
      Salt stays on the tongue.
      The wine note remains present.

  97. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  98. Islay1815 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  99. regnu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  100. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  101. nhuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Because of the 2020 cairdeas matured in Port and red wine casks I took the 2013 cairdeas out again... Yes the 2013 is great whisky, but not exceptional... Well integrated sweet smoke, likes water and opens up and becomes a touch milder and rounder.... But also leaves a touch of bitterness in the mouth... Not in a very bad way but also not in the way that I would pay >200€...

    The 2020 cairdeas has a stronger, more one dimensional nose... Also in the mouth a touch sharper and a touch bitter, opens up with water, becomes more fruity but the sweet taste passes quickly... 87/88 Points. Also not a great bargain for 93€ in Germany I have to admit...

  102. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Malty sweet, smoke, cheese, menthol, vanilla, caramel, fruit compote
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, earthy, plum wine, malt, dry, vanilla notes
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pleasantly mild, medium length

  103. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoked fish, iodine, sea breeze, seaweed, cherries, plums, tar, caramel, pepper, allspice, thyme honey,
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy and full, creamy sweets, smoke, plums, honey, ash, caramel and milk chocolate, iodine, roasted nuts and salt. Delicious!!
    • Finish
      89 89
      Warming, smoke, iodine, salty and roasted nuts!

  104. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    "The number of independent bottlers who finish our good stuff from bourbon barrels in some weird wine and sweet wine barrels and then sell them for expensive money is legion, we should try, too." No o-tone Mr. Campbell can but imagine yourself well. The good thing about this càirdeas: you can still clearly taste its origin, which means that it has a lot of advantages over some UA bottlings. Delicious.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich, phenolic peat smoke with sun-warm tar cardboard, with "crisp", well-hung seaweed, Hansaplast, dried fish - must be a laphi ...
      Dark fruits (plums, cherries, blackberries) from the port barrels, the wine barrels provide grapes and thus a fruity-fresh note. Dried figs, light chocolate, forest honey, some allspice and savory. Thyme! Freshly cut branches.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Starts on the tongue with some force, but is velvety and creamy at the same time. Lays a sweet-tart aroma landscape on the tongue, both grapes and dried figs, as well as tart herbs as well as pepper and salt. Clear toffee and milk chocolate. Initially blessed with a good dose of smoke, he adds one or two shovels of peat over time and really fires up the stove. Dry and phenolic. A short walk across the hospital corridor: Sister, please change dressings, smells.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium and dry finish with lots of chocolate and toffee, still rich smoke, bitter herbs, fresh plums and apricots.

  105. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Unmistakably a Laphroaig! .... and somehow so different. On the one hand, the usual suspects such as peat, salt, iodine, seaweed, smoky wood towards the burning campfire fight for dominance, on the other hand, sweet caramel and fruity wine aromas seduce the senses and have another with an incredibly creamy mouthfeel Trump in hand ... A great bottling, although the 2020 Port & Wine Casks Cairdeas unfortunately does not quite come close to the gigantic Port Cairdeas from 2013 ...

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Dusky pink with a reddish-orange shimmer, the Cairdeas shines expectantly in the Premium Snifter. While a multitude of oily and thick "legs" sticks to the glass wall, intense peat rises with a sweet fruit note. Pull phenol and iodine powerfully through the nose at the first nosing, mineral peat and an initially dominant alcohol note show the nose in which direction it is going ... Salt and algae, sea and stormy surf, tar, disinfectant and as my daughter always says: " Dead man in the moor ";-) with sweet red fruits with caramel and toffee. Creamy currants and sweet grapes come into their own, ripe strawberries and old raspberries, hints of caramelized sugar and creamy milk chocolate in combination with voluminous peat and a neat sea surprise. Salt plays with peat and red berries, iodine drips on tar and a hint of ash, caramel and phenol, seaweed and salt water, grapes and sweet berries. The saliva is stimulated tentatively, I look forward to the first sip.
    • Taste
      Peat water and creamy caramel flow over the tongue into the palate, peppery sharpness tingles on the tongue, the mouthfeel is extremely mild and creamy. In the next moment, the pleasant sharpness massages the lips, fruity sweetness is released from voluminous peat, caramel and toffee follow, a hint of burnt wood and fly ash warm the palate, hazelnuts stick creamy on the tongue. Creamy caramel and sweet chocolate dominate the second sip before suddenly voluminous tort with iodine and salty sea water spread on the tongue. Sweet grapes play with cocoa powder and strong peat, a subtle smoky note sticks to the palate, phenol, salt and iodine appear again, caramel and hazelnuts end with roasted aromas on the tongue. In terms of taste, I find this Laphroaig extremely mild yet voluminous despite its typical laphi genes ...
    • Finish
      Fruity peat with salt and a few drops of iodine rest on the palate, warm, smoky wood tones mix with sweet fruit elements, hazelnuts stick on the tongue. The mouthfeel is earthy and creamy, a warm peat fire burns in the background, the aftertaste fades away with a feeling of eternity with sweet fruit flavors.

  106. SteveW110 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    After the last Càirdeas bottlings from Laphroaig, here comes another interesting one!
    If you like it sweet and reserved, you can leave this Càirdeas alone.
    • Nose
      Absolutely typical Laphroaig!
      the nose promises phenolic medicinal clouds of smoke ...
      I even have the impression that you smell turpentine or thinner ?!
      If you have sniffed through the smoke, the wine maturation comes into play.
    • Taste
      Medicine, pure alcohol, smoke, peat, dry red wine, little to no sweetness.
      I find port wine little, if not at all, no comparison to Brodir or Càirdeas 2013!
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish, with a clearly dry and smoky finish.

      Conclusion:
      Nice!
      Young and wild, just the thing for red wine lovers

  107. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  108. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    with water: now it really starts, the contrast is even stronger because the peat now shows these tar notes in the nose and the sweetness of the finish barrels is even better

    Conclusion: it will polarize. He will find a lot of fans, just like me, because he is a very extreme laphi, but there will also be a lot of rejection. I think it's very good, but the price for the 8yo is pretty steep - but unfortunately you have to get used to it now, or switch to other spirits
    • Nose
      89 89
      Typical Laphroaig peat with seaweed, salt and iodine, ordinary vanilla and then the red fruit sweetness of the port and wine barrels, especially wild strawberry, and red currant stand out, but always overwhelmed by new peat waves, an eternal struggle between red sweetness and strong peat. You can also feel the youth with a little pepper, but the alcohol is quite well integrated
    • Taste
      89 89
      Here too the interplay, first the intense red fruity sweetness and vanilla, then the peat comes with surprisingly strong intensity, the peat here goes very clearly towards tar, asphalt, iodine and a little cold ash
    • Finish
      88 88
      fairly long, rain-wet asphalt after a summer storm, strawberries, raspberries, coconut cream and heavily burned banana, a bit of bitter oak appears at the back

  109. katarn_rb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Official Notes:

    NOSE
    Dark chocolate and menthol with pink peppercorns. Toasted peaches and charred marshmallows and hint of plum jam, all intertwined with Iodine rich peat smoke.

    PALATE
    Honey Sweet with medicinal smoke.

    FINISH
    Mouth Warming and mouth coating with a lingering finish and slat on the lips

  110. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The information on the specified age of 8 years comes from John Campbell himself. On the occasion of yesterday's Laphroaig Open Day there was a live tasting transmitted by Microsoft Teams in the evening, during which John Campbell pointed out that this year's Càirdeas had five years in ex-bourbon casks and spent three years at Port & Wine Casks.

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