Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.33/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB33835
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Barcode
5000281018270
Added on
28 jun 2012 11:58 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 28.40

3 × in wishlist

125 × member ratings

486 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

14 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.33 points.

  1. SRB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Amazing nose. Lots of peat and sawdust. Very fresh, citrusy and almost like walking into a flower shop.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very wooden and smooth. Matches the nose perfectly. As I recall, this is much different than the regular bottling.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Nice, sweet peatiness.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The Islay classic with probably the best price-performance ratio ever.
    A true "TOP Malt" - untamed, wild, and therefore he likes me better than some Distillers Edition!
    Lagavulin 16 Years = Islay in a Bottle !!!
    • Nose
      90 90
      intense smoke, tar, ash, iodine, salt, sweet sherry aromas;
    • Taste
      90 90
      powerful spicy onset, ashen smoke, lots of sherry, salty, oily, spicy oak on the palate, round, complex;
    • Finish
      89 89
      long and smoky, oak, salt, smoke echo forever;

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It is interesting to see the difference between this and the recent batches, this one got some old-style DNA inside (like the 1985 vintage)
    • Nose
      More mineral compared to the modern batch, less sherry influence, strong peat and medicinal noses
    • Taste
      Intense peat, leather and smoke, some fruity notes but not dominant as more recent batches.
    • Finish
      Short-medium, pencil peel, sweet dates, leather and shoe polish

  7. nad_chario scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Thermidor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I feel it has lost something even in the last five years or so, but it's still quite a malt. 
    • Nose
      Cigar leaves, ashes, tar, and oak. Nosed next to a White Horse Lagavulin, this one carries certain surprising similarities to the contemporary 12yo. Peat, plaster and herbal tea. The nose unfortunately feels very 43%, you know what I mean: complex yet damped by dilution. Still, it's unusual and appealing for a contemporary malt. Marker pens, iodine, and pine.
    • Taste
      The body is too watery and too easy, but the taste is still marvelous. Not so much sooty or upfront peaty punch like neighbours L and A, but rather a complex, elegant marriage of faint ideas of sherry, some oak, and boat tar. Still, it feels quite simple next to a White Horse.
    • Finish
      Short. Some ash and disinfectant. Could really use some more oomph.

  10. RR60 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  11. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. NamorX68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Tommalt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  14. Tommalt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A delicious full peaty / smoky whisky. Not "overdone" but nice to get used to this taste. To warm up in the hand for a while, the taste certainly benefits. A must for the whisky drinker who is not yet familiar with the Islay whiskys.

  15. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Rating based on bottles bought in 2007, 2011 and 2012. Not a major difference between them as far as I can detect...all are/were excellent.

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