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Laphroaig PX Cask

Overall rating
86.12/100
votes
282
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Bourbon, Quarter, Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010019637291
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail
Added on
14 Sep 2011 7:16 pm

Average value

€ 130,00

282 × member ratings

766 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
20

Tastingtags

24 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
11 Feb 2017 10:46 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 89 points

[February, 2017]  ...another experiment today.  As planned for a long time already I did a side-by-side comparison of this very first release of the Laphroaig PX Cask versus a later one (all of them with a different brown label).

And the winner is:  As expected this very first edition is way better than all the later ones I have tasted so far.  It is a heavy, very phenolic dram that fits perfectly to the fat, creamy PX profile (of course, you have to love this profile - otherwise you should better go for something else).  It is a dram that immediately covers all your tongue and mouth and stays there for a long, long time.  You can still chew this whisky even after it went down your throat completely.  I would not trade one bottle of this first edition for a complete case of the later ones...

By the way:  The perfect background music for tasting this stuff the very first time is Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (play it as loud as possible)...

Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
89
Presentation
87
There is no accounting for taste...
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
30 Jan 2018 6:41 am
Calmar gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Дым, копчёности - копчёные свиные рёбра, сыровяленая колбаса, свиной окорок, шашлык,на заднем плане - бинты, медицинская резина - перчатки, пробки, немного йода, моря, снова запахи коптильни, в целом - бархатно мягкий, мясной, тёплый.

Taste

Продолжение аромата на фоне сладкого сухофруктового, изюмного полотна, нежный, деликатный, очень насыщенный, богатый на оттенки.

Finish

Здесь скорее первую скрипку играют сладкий изюм и специи с небольшой примесью дыма и копчёностей на заднем фоне; долгое и продолжительное, призывающее снова поднести снифтер к носу, вывести дым на первый план и повторить цикл...

Comments

Прекрасное сочетание духа Айлы с РХ, херес прячется на заднем фоне, почти незримо, в аромате, деликатно перемешивается и раскрывается во вкусе и доминирует в послевкусии. Отличный баланс, монолитный сплав основы и бочки, богатство оттенков и полутонов. Вдохновляющий молт, побуждающий одновременно как к тщательному выискиванию и анализу составляющих, так и к комплексному наслаждению в целом.

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
22 Jul 2017 2:35 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 89 points

[July, 2012]  Together with biking friends I emptied a bottle during a harley ride along the legendary route 66 (I rode a trike what was a lot of fun).  I bought that bottle in an airport duty free on my trip to the US.

[May, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 62 Euro in November, 2012.

[October, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 79 Euro in October, 2012.

[February, 2017]  I emptied another bottle during my holidays in Denmark that I bought for 62 Euro in November, 2012.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it twice 90 and twice 87,5.  Please see detailed review below.

There is no accounting for taste...
Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Note
16 Nov 2015 1:14 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 79 points

The PX finish feels tacked on and not properly integrated. In my humble opinion Laphroaig and sherry casks work better as a full maturation than as a finish.

Agrajag
Member Senior Agrajag Review note
23 Oct 2015 8:17 pm
Agrajag gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
87
lrb85
Expert Senior lrb85 Review note
01 Aug 2015 1:28 am
lrb85 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
86
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Dyno
Moderator Dyno Review note
03 Mar 2015 2:09 pm
Dyno gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
89
very_bad_day
Expert Senior very_bad_day Tasting note
18 Feb 2015 8:50 pm
very_bad_day gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Tourbe, raisin cuit, sherry, cire, cuire.


(avec de l'eau) Il fait plus vieux.

Taste

Tourbe, fumé, moelleux, fruit des bois, fermier.

Belle rondeur

Finish

Longue, sur de la tourbe mais c'est moelleux en bouche.


Comments

Tout coïncide.


irrerelevant
Expert Senior irrerelevant Note
04 Feb 2015 11:00 am
irrerelevant gave this whisky 85 points

Phenolischer Rauch mit Sherrysüße, nicht so Räucherschinken und Datteln erinnernd wie der Lagavulin 16y, aber geht in die Richtung, viel Kraft, etwas Jod, Vanille, trocknet stark ab im Mund, deutlich gelungener als ein QC z.B

Prodigy
Expert Junior Prodigy Note
21 Dec 2014 7:44 pm
Prodigy gave this whisky 64 points

I like Laphroaig, but the PX doesnt work for me.

It has a bitter aftertaste and I like the standards better.
Not much PX influence

The Cairdeas 2014 (amontillado Finish) works much better.

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