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Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating 133 votes 85.70
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
26 Dec 2011 5:55 pm

Member rates

552 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 22
Taste 21
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

14 Notes

Cheng Chee Kaan
Member Senior Cheng Chee Kaan Review note
25 Jul 2017 4:08 pm
Cheng Chee Kaan gave this whisky 85 points

Nose: Vegetal peat. Burnt matter. Hint of smoke. Probably over-oxidized as this was opened for quite a while. It has lost the signature Laphroaig style of pungent peat smoke. Lesson learnt: Never leave an opened Laphroaig for too long! Anyway it becomes pretty complex. Sea wind and briny notes, some smoke caramel, underneath there is some sweet and salty notes. I like how the peat smoke evolve into old and dusty room smell. The medicinal notes is lingering behind all the above. Interesting.

Palate: Peat smoke yes. Ash. Tar. Burnt organic matter. On top of that, some sweetness, saltiness, nuttiness. Some kind of banana cake notes. Weirdo. Pretty soft mouth feel.

Finish: Warmth, smoky. Some herbal and medicinal notes. Pretty long.

Balance: This is pretty balance. The palate is a little bit weird to me, but the finish is surprisingly good. The over-oxidized nose although make it more complex, but the complexity doesn't seem to make the whisky better.

Final: This rating does not represent the original smell and taste of this whisky as I've left the bottle opened for too long. I remember this used to be an awesome whisky when it was first opened.

Verdict: An over-oxidized Laphroaig. Peathead please do not do that.

Weighted Rate
85
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
90
Presentation
86
whisky.hedonist
Gentleman77
Member Junior Gentleman77 Review note
19 Apr 2017 9:53 pm
Gentleman77 gave this whisky 74 points
Weighted Rate
73.8
Nose
63
Initial taste
72
Body
75
Finish
83
Price
78
Presentation
74
Bartimeaus
Newbie Bartimeaus Review note
19 Apr 2017 9:50 pm
Bartimeaus gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
78.2
Nose
72
Initial taste
77
Body
78
Finish
82
Price
88
Presentation
76
mrgood
Expert Junior mrgood Note
09 Feb 2016 6:49 pm
mrgood gave this whisky 87 points

I didn't realize Jagermeister made whisky

maltymate
Member Junior maltymate Tasting note
17 Jun 2014 8:56 am
maltymate gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Complex and multilayered. Peat smoke, mineral, brine, seaweed, and medicinal. Beneath this initial punch is a subtle sweetness: floral notes, pepper, mild aniseed, and very slight mint.

Taste

Bitter peat smoke, mineral, and oak arrive and continue into the development. Road tar, brine, vegital, seaweed. There is also a distant metallic, aluminum note. A little water brings out the brininess.

Finish

Bitter peat and road tar continuing from the taste, sweet vanilla appears in the background, and tannins emerge rather quickly. A long, sustained finish. Bitterness gradually loses out to sweetness.

Comments

A very good, complex scotch whisky with a huge flavor, especially for such a young age. But would be so much more if its flavor wasn't being restrained by chill-filtration. Cutting the artificial coloring and bottling at 46% abv wouldn't hurt either. God knows it didn't hurt Ardbeg's sales. But still, a very respectable, quality spirit.

maltymate
mneme
Member Junior mneme Tasting note
27 Apr 2014 4:06 pm
mneme gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Rauch Rauch und nochmal Rauch

Taste

Auch hier dominiert natürlich der Rauch, für 10 Jahre alter eine sehr schöne Reife. 

Finish

Abgang sehr kurz, nur der Rauch bleibt noch für sehr lange Zeit da. Wenn man nach 10min durch die Nase ausatmet, ist der Rauch wieder da !

Comments

Toller und ehrlicher Whisky, kein schnickschnack, einfach 100% Islay!

erogers
Expert Senior erogers Tasting note
12 Apr 2014 7:45 pm
erogers gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Peat smoke pervades, with some vanilla/nougat in the background.  A bit of salt air.

Taste

Strong peat smoke, iodine, and salt water.

Finish

Smoky, with some seaweed, along with sweet toasted oats and charred wood.

Comments

A remarkable example of Islay peat-influenced malt whisky.  This can be used as a standard of comparison for all other Islay malts.  Very well-balanced.  It’s more than just peat-smoke.  There are other flavors in the mix, making it multi-dimensional.

Whiskyforfreedom
Member Senior Whiskyforfreedom Tasting note
08 Feb 2014 10:30 am
Whiskyforfreedom gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Salzig, man riecht das Meer.

Taste

Rauchig und salzig. Man schmeckt den Torf.

Finish

Ebenfalls sehr rauchig.

Comments
Whiskyforfreedom
Member Senior Whiskyforfreedom Review note
08 Feb 2014 10:05 am
Whiskyforfreedom gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
80
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
80
drkrylov
Connoisseur drkrylov Review note
29 Jan 2014 7:00 am
drkrylov gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
90
Initial taste
80
Body
85
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
80
Yuri Krylov

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