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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.83/100
votes
197
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
10th Release Diageo Special Releases 2010
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000281027166
Added on
21 Oct 2010 7:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 268.88

31 × in wishlist

197 × member ratings

579 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Peat and leather (so characteristic of Lagavulin, as far as I'm concerned!) Intense but without violence, on the nose. Spray. It's young, at first. Over time, a malty note is added. In the mouth, warm with an intense peat but also a certain greediness. The finish is pickling spices. With a little water, the peaty note diminishes a little on the nose to leave room for other aromas such as lemon or grapefruit. In the mouth, did he help himself? Oh no! On the contrary, even: the peat comes back in strength, the spices bite as ever. It has thickness, almost a fat side and I detected a subtle note of chocolate. The final, powerful and peppery, is very long and long after, remains a small sensation of leather to complete the loop.
    Enthusiasm 4/5

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lagavulin at its best.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Lemon and lime scent, fresh. At first restrained smoke, but after a short time it took up a lot of space and nasal smoke. Tar, machine oil, salt, cold smoke.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Dry and strong, full-bodied. Cold smoke and lemons. Salt. Sea water, seaweed, fresh asphalt.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Dry, smoky, pressed lemon juice.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It's a delicious, archetypal young Lagavulin, but I can't quite find the same love for this whole bottle I'm going through dram by dram as I could for the sample I had long ago (90 pts.). I think 89 is quite enough, and more in line with my scores for other annual 12yo releases.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Islay Festival 2020 - Dram, Lagavulin (virtual) „Open Day“.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Kostya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Clean and fresh, yet complex.
    • Nose
      (neat) light and complex, subtle smokiness, pear, quince, salted mixed nuts, creamy peat
      (water) lemon juice, agave nectar, salty
    • Taste
      (neat) clean, zesty, very refreshing, light peat
      (water) very delicate, light, ginger, peat, white pepper, vanilla
    • Finish
      Medium long, salty, grapefruit peel, ashy

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Talisker_22 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  9. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A dense, sweet, oily peat, iodine, vanilla and chocolate.
    • Taste
      Beefy, almost greasy on the palate, rather intense rather creamy and it becomes more salty on iodine, herbs / medicinal.
    • Finish
      long lemon and peat

  10. SanctTom scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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