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Overall rating
85.20/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / Paulliac Chateau Latour
Number of bottles
1300
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Jun 2010 11:34 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 169,95

4 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1997 MM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.20 points

  1. vredensever scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is slightly wine: berries, berry jam, confectionery notes (marmalade, soybean bar), herbs, flowers, organic (silage, sweet foliage), smoke, tonality (salt, stones, coal). Not bad. The taste is slightly sweet, winey: a little smoke, hot pepper, salt, vanilla, burnt cake with raisins, berries, jam, peat, wood, light bitterness. The aftertaste is quite simple: at first sharp spices, slightly astringent oak with bitter taste, salt, peat, fruit and berry sweetness, burnt pastries. In development dry, smoky: coal, peat, mineral content. Conclusion . Wine finish. I can not say that I liked it. Interesting aroma. A sharp, winey taste. In general, it is normal. Rating: 83 (n22t20f20b21).

  2. hettrum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It is a bottle that is out of the ordinary Laphroaig, it is interesting to see how finishing in a barrel of red wine can cure and change its iodine-like character to peppery acidity.
    This place did not fit me much, but it seems to me that the great thing in Laphroaig suppressed, but it's probably my impression, the other members of the Peat Brotherhood rated better and here on WhiskyBase I most strictly evaluate, of seven people, so my 83/100 berte with reserve, you can best do it when you taste yourself and make your own opinion, which is always true.
    • Nose
      Peat with smoke, then cherry, or perhaps cherry compote, jam. With water, acidity rises.
    • Taste
      The taste is again peat, then a pile of fruit, a wine barrel.
    • Finish
      In the flavor, this Laphroaig is a bit of pepper, definitely not working as well as Laphroaig's Ob.

  4. I_SPEY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

     Delicious, smooth Laphroaig, oilyish, not realy sweet, lightly peated, dark chocolate and with a pepperish and fairly long finish!

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