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Lagavulin 22-year-old

Overall rating
91.33/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB165838
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Jazz Festival 2020
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill American & European Oak
Number of bottles
2004
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Sep 2020 10:56 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 820.26

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 22-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.33 points

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Apricot, crispy green grapes, orange, peanut oil.
      Sweet wood like mix of vanilla and cinnamon, even some light floral.
      Pepper, light peat, earthy. Followed bysome smoke.
      Lemon zest. Mandarin orange towards the bottom of glass rim. Fruity.
      Light smoke after a sip. Dried malt and hay from emptied glass
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spicy yellow fruits, apricot, sweet and sour orange, some unripe mango
      med body as I chew
      Vanilla
      Earthy, nutty
    • Finish
      87 87
      Awkward mixture of wood and sweet flavour, not the taste I like.
      Citrus zest
      Sweet wood again
      Mild spiciness
      More and more peat but still at a low strength and a tiny bit of tannin after 30s

  2. galg33 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Classic Lagavulin wood smoke here, in addition to some paraffine lamps on top of sweet dried fruit that goes well with the peat smoke, vanilla, and earthy notes. There are also some toffee notes, with a hint of ripe blood orange, some stewed apples, moss, and marinated smoked meats with a tarry hint as well. very nice, very complex, and certainly Lagavulin.
    Palate: Big and bold, mouthcoating and spicy (chili) – there are quite some wine tannins on the palate immediately after the first sip, with the peat smoke hovering above of course… More of the mossy, damp notes we’ve seen on the nose, in addition to soot and charcoal, with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. More time reveals dried fruit and more of the ripe orange marmalade, and distant black pepper, and a drying end.

    Finish: very long, the smoke and sweet fruit linger forever, it’s now more on the dried fruit: Sultana, fig, date and more of the orange marmalade keeping it all together, even some smoky chocolate, and more wood spices and quite some ash, soot, and coals. the smoke goes on and goes on… very nice!

    Conclusion: A brilliant 22-year-old Lagavulin with classic Laga features in addition to dried fruit, and lots of ripe orange marmalade. I like that a lot. Excellent stuff, that comes at a price. I am not going to say 400 quid is not a hefty sum. But if you’ve got deep pockets, you’re in for major fun. Recommended!

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Nice nose, dried fruits meet Lapsang Souchong ("smoked tea") meets tar.
    The flavors are beautifully interwoven, beguiling as soon as they are poured, but a little downtime is rewarded.
    Berries (blackberries, black currants), blood orange, heavy smoky aromas of Lapsang and tar, a slight marine impact of wet dew. Smoked eel.

    Mouth:
    smoked eel and bacon in the first step, gradually the fruity side comes to light. An oily and heavy mouthfeel. Rum raisins, dates. But also rather herbs, cardamom, a little cinnamon and cloves.

    Finish:
    Long, beech smoke, only subtle fruit and a little vanilla.

    90/100

    Conclusion:
    Great Lagavulin, very complex, exciting interplay of flavors and also dangerously drinkable, especially with a few drops of water.

  5. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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