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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating 248 votes 89.16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
11th Release
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281028736
Added on
16 Oct 2011 5:35 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Tastingtags

41 Notes

ASWhisky
Expert Senior ASWhisky Tasting note
08 Feb 2014 11:14 am
ASWhisky gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

erstmal Torf und Rauch, warme Süße, etwas Zitrus, Salz, wenig heller Sherry

Taste

Tabak, Leder, warmer Torf, feine helle Süße, dazwischen Salz, Orangennoten

Finish

Torf, Salz angenehmes Kribbeln

Comments

Ein junger lebendiger Whisky, weckt die Lebenslust, spannender und schmackhafter als der 16er

unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
15 May 2017 12:50 am
Daan Tje gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
89
My Collection
Drochaid
Connoisseur Drochaid Note
01 Mar 2017 9:45 pm
Drochaid gave this whisky 90 points

As reliably excellent as ever, the 2011 Special Releases Lagavulin 12yo was distilled in 1999 and vatted from refill American oak casks. As you'd expect, this is a very upfront, sooty-sweet Lagavulin in the classic style.(TWE)

Drochaid
Swallow83
Member Junior Swallow83 Review note
06 Jan 2017 11:47 pm
Swallow83 gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.2
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
80
Presentation
100
Jeep51
Expert Senior Jeep51 Tasting note
13 Nov 2016 9:07 pm
Jeep51 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Relativement clean avec des senteurs maritimes très franches : eau de mer, brise marine, iode. Les fruits (pomme et agrumes) se laissent deviner en arrière-plan ainsi que quelques notes plus végétales.

Taste

L’attaque est étonnement douce mais c’est paradoxalement c’est très droit. Il y a une belle tension. De puissantes notes tourbées, légèrement organiques, terreuses et goudronnées à la fois. On retrouve également les notes maritimes précédentes.

Finish

Longue, fine. Poivre noir, charbon et goudron.

Comments
tymiek
Expert Junior tymiek Review note
11 May 2016 11:13 pm
tymiek gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
88
Initial taste
84
Body
88
Finish
90
Price
77
Presentation
88
Fernet Branco
Expert Senior Fernet Branco Review note
01 May 2016 9:31 pm
Fernet Branco gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
80
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
85
thomasflsts
Expert Senior thomasflsts Review note
21 Feb 2016 8:27 pm
thomasflsts gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
84
Presentation
90
joep
Expert Junior joep Tasting note
19 Feb 2016 7:59 am
joep gave this whisky 90 points
Color
White wine
Nose

it's very interesting to try this one after the old OB, because there are obvious similarities, especially the seaweedy notes and the coal/motor oil. What I also get in this one - and which I don't seem to have found in earlier incarnations of the 12 CS - is this wee combination of fennel, aniseed and gentian in the background. Quite some brine too but it's a fairly gentle expression so far, no true peat monster. Should we complain? Probably not… With water: becomes more tarry and earthy, sooty, dry, medicinal

Taste

sharp like a blade and sweet at the same time. Lemon drops and kippers, oysters and gentian again. Wonderful earthy/medicinal profile developing after that. Crystal clean, as they say. With water: it's the fruitiness that got enhanced, with more lemon and grapefruits, as well as more freshly ground black pepper. I feel it's kind of straighter and more peppery than earlier versions once diluted.

Finish

long and, again, rather less sweet than earlier 12s. Comments: sweet when neat, dry when diluted. Excellent in both cases, of course.

Comments

Lagavulin 12 yo 'Special Release 2011' (57.5%, OB) Five stars 

 Closer to the 2009 than to the 2010. SGP:447 - 90 points.

maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
16 Jan 2016 6:58 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 89 points

Unheimlich stärker Antritt, dennoch gut zu trinken, früchtig-süß und rauchig-würzig. Ein Wahnsinn!

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