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Laphroaig 1999 DD

Overall rating 89 votes 90.09
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2010 1:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 195,00

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

14 Notes

Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Note
24 Dec 2016 12:02 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 90 points

A well-balanced, slightly sherried Laphroaig. Give it a bit of time in your Glencairn glass, and you will be rewarded... some fruits start to come out. And with water, it becomes even more "smooth". Not sure how much this was when it came out, but it must have been quite a bargain!

goran
Expert Junior goran Note
20 Jan 2016 11:58 pm
goran gave this whisky 92 points

From Whiskyfun:

Laphroaig 11 yo 1999/2010 (59.5%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams, sherry) Five stars Colour: straw. Nose: more cask influence in this one, a little more vanilla but also more damp earth and antiseptic, flints (tons of wet rocks) and lime. More ‘excessive’ than the 1998 in a certain way but of similar quality. Also a lot of sea air. With water: woo-hoo! This one swims! Huge notes of sea water and metal (old car engine.) It’s quite spectacular and unusual, which is great as there are so many excellent young Laphroaigs in the market. Mouth (neat): same as the 1998 now, but it’s true that it’s hard to pick out nuances at such high strength. Quick, water... With water: oh yes. Once again, it’s got something extra. Something slightly roasted and tarry, earthy as well… And there are various citrus fruits, tangerines, bitter oranges… Finish: very long, very clean but complex. Smoked almonds? Comments: such a fabulous young Laphroaig that’s already complex and ‘wide’ deserves some extra-points. We’re close to the old official 10s ‘CS’ here. A little more tropical fruits and we would be there. But warning, proper water is obligatory. SGP:458 - 92 points.
ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
02 Jul 2015 10:17 pm
ThS gave this whisky 88 points

Huileux, lourd (huile moteur). Ca pique un peu les narines. Rien de très précis pour commencer à part de la fumée aiguisée comme une lame de rasoir, qui vous pourfend les narines... Puis du cuir, du toffee,. La bouche est à l'image du nez, lourde et huileuse, la douceur sucrée en plus. Elle se développe cependant avec grâce, toute en rondeur, non sans une certaine légèreté. Assez simple et direct, un peu trop sucré aussi, après le SMWS 29.105, qui l'écrase littéralement... Peut-être pâtit-il de la comparaison avec son prédécesseur, ou peut-être le sample était-il éventé, mais il est un peu trop simple et doux à mon goût.

autowatch092
Expert Senior autowatch092 Note
26 Jun 2015 1:33 pm
autowatch092 gave this whisky 91 points

Colour: Bright gold Nose: Strong, even stronger with a little water. Beachside camp fire, liquorice, cloves, a hint of honey and mixed fruit, slightly medicinal. Palate: Strong peat, grapes, dried banana, hints of liquorice, ginger and cloves. Finish: Long, smokey and slightly fruity. Overall: The sherry cask adds a slight fruitiness to this Laphroaig that is in perfect balance with the trademark medicinal peat. Very delicious!

http://www.dramming.com/2011/07/05/laphroaig-19992010-nectar-of-the-daily-dram/

Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
01 Mar 2015 7:52 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Starts with gun powder. Smoked ham and sausage, peat, some sulphur and briny - coastal notes. Pepper, leather, vanilla, some grassy notes, oatmeal, oily, sea weed, meaty and sprices.

Taste

Very full with pepper, pickle, pepper, liquorice and meaty. Smoke and again gun powder.

Finish

Medium drying with pepper, smoke and salt. Later some bitter fruits.

Comments

Blind tasting.

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Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
23 Jan 2015 10:46 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
92
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
88
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
15 Sep 2014 11:06 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

A weird nose. Peat of course, that's the expected part. But also 'green' notes like dandelion 'juice', nettle and olive oil. A stable scent, including the cow shit.... next to a beer brewery. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Furthermore leather, pipe tobacco, liquorice and malt. In the background a bitter fruitiness like grapefruit or blood orange, but even some red fruit strawberry or raspberry. A whiff of nutmeg. With a few drops of water some grapes and minerals. Quite different to say the least.

Taste

Peat, orange, dark chocolate, liquorice, raspberry, pepper and again that farmy touch.

Finish

Peat, dark chocolate, lime and a little spice. A bit more conventional than the nose at least.

Comments
Ivynor
Expert Senior Ivynor Tasting note
02 Feb 2014 11:18 pm
Ivynor gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Sensation de tourbe grasse rien qu'en nez... J'arrive à comprendre Serge Valentin quand il dit "huile de moteur". On va dire, pour accentuer le trait, "huile de moteur de bateau de pêche en bord de mer" =) 

Beaucoup de tourbe, d'huile, d'iode, un peu d'agrumes. très Laphroaig : médicament, sirop pour toux (herbes médicinales et sucre)
Taste

Gras, huileux. Superbe texture.  Un peu goudronneux, de la terre, de l'iode, des agrumes, toujours les plantes médicinales, le sirop pour la toux. L'alcool est parfaitement intégré et l'ensemble a juste ce qu'il faut de sucre.

Exceptionnel
Finish

Plus austère. On retrouve de l'écorce d'orange, de la tourbe, et de la terre. Les plantes sont plus marquées. Moins de sucre. 

La finale n'en reste pas moins très longue et aromatique. 
Comments

Un superbe Laphroaig, surtout la texture, très huileuse, mais fine. Initialement 90 pour moi, mais l'aération lui a fait beaucoup de bien, donc un point de plus. 


peathead
Expert Senior peathead Note
23 Feb 2012 9:07 pm
peathead gave this whisky 92 points


This is absolutely a brilliant whisky!!  Excellent nose on peat, smoke, brine etc combined with the sweetness of the sherry cask.  On the palate it`s more of the same!  Perfect balance, yet powerfull.  With just a few drops of water is becomes even better, more sweetish and fruitier but the peat and smoke are still present.  This is an absolute stunner! 

I_SPEY
Expert Senior I_SPEY Note
31 Dec 2011 1:48 pm
I_SPEY gave this whisky 92 points
Colour: Straw
Nose (neat): Strong, pure and clean with burnt wood and little peat smoke; (with water): metal, (salty)seawater, phenol, fruits and some medicinal aroma`s.
Palate(neat):strong sweet(!) peat, grapes, ginger and sherry;(with water, recommendable!): the same, but much better and with some tar and a taste of bitter oranges!
Finish: long, lovely sweet and smokey peat, moderate complex, fruity and in a perfect balance!
Comments: A Real Cracker
Thanks again JB, but a bottle would be even better happy
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