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Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
86.24/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB164567
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0069CM004
Barcode
5000281005409
Added on
30 Aug 2020 11:02 am by 2ndSip
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 98.99

8 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

175 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.24 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's still the most fabulous nose of any core range malt on Islay, but year by year the taste feels more watery. Not blander or less detailed, mind you, just more subdued. It is to be expected, of course, but still feels like watching someone you love dearly slowly fade away.

    ...now I made myself sad :(

  2. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  3. Will_iam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. tangtang scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    delicious malt, but I think the 16 year old DE is a bit better. Still complex and recommendable
    • Nose
      a lot of smoke, campfire, some smoked ham, fruits, quickly changing to maritime notes with seaweed, light sweetness, smell of the ocean. Later getting a little weaker
    • Taste
      Here, too, smoke and sweetness, spicy, a little malty, here too maritime notes, oak comes out somewhat, becoming salty, a little ashy taste
    • Finish
      Smoky sweet, slightly malty, nutty, spicy with oak, very slightly salty. Medium length.

  5. Mictian scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    great nose and taste for your coin

  6. tangtang scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      a lot of smoke, campfire, some smoked ham, fruits, quickly changing to maritime notes with seaweed, light sweetness, smell of the ocean. Later getting a little weaker
    • Taste
      Here, too, smoke and sweetness, spicy, a little malty, here too maritime notes, oak comes out somewhat, becoming salty, a little ashy taste
    • Finish
      Smoky sweet, slightly malty, nutty, spicy with oak, very slightly salty. Medium length.

  7. Charly5 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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

  8. Danlow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A bottle for the steady bar, which means that this is one of the few bottles that will be bought after emptying, or the Distillers Edition of it.
    The 88 points come about if you include the excellent PLV of around € 60 in 2021 for a 16-year-old whisky. Otherwise maybe an 87 in terms of taste.
    The Standard is maybe a great gift, for myself I would always invest a few more euros for the Distillers Edition.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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