Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.95/100
votes
214
Whiskybase ID
WB34204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
03.07.2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2185CM000
Barcode
5000281005409
Added on
06 aug 2012 10:09 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 67.23

18 × in wishlist

214 × member ratings

577 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

24 users have left 28 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.95 points.

  1. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Light to medium-bodied. One of the better ones out there in this price range in my opinion. The Lagavulin 16 strikes me as being a bit too much on the rough side (a bit under-matured for its own good to put it another way) for me to give it a higher rating, but then again I usually prefer older whiskies (something which is not the case for everyone). A great buy nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Liquorice,
      clean peat smoke,  sweet malt, fruity tea, subtle oakiness and
      'oak spices', some faint vanilla, salty sea, some iodine, lime,
      old-fashioned candy shop, toffee and creamy notes, a very subtle and
      pleasant 'dirty' and oily phenolic element is also present. 
    • Taste
      Clean
      and elegant peat smoke, sweet creaminess and some liquorice, salty sea/brine, a fruity
      element, earthy notes (perhaps some unburnt peat), faint notes of
      lime.
    • Finish
      Medium long - Clean
      peat smoke, a touch of vanilla, brine, some subtle oak and 'oak
      spices', cream, earthy notes and some bitterness toward the end.

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  3. volta1313 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose 22 Palate 22 Finish 23 Balance 22

  4. Donpistoni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Bretorianer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. DavidH. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Normally I don't like smoky drams... but this one somehow suits me.  
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    88+ points on average? That's quite overrated in my opinion.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Jaydee scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The tasting notes are a bit further down!
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. hettrum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Gronqvist scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Complex and refined with notes of bitter oranges, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, currants, sherry, vanilla, fruity tea, toffee, caramel, chocolate, sweet licorice, malt, walnuts, nutmeg, smoked ham, BBQ, leather, salt, tar, sea air, seaweed, slightly iodine, campfires, old oak and peat.
    • Taste
      Clean and elegant with notes of overripe apples, birte oranges, Sherry, tea, caramel, pepper, walnuts, bacon, pipe tobacco, licorice root, a touch of rubber, tar, brine, cold ash, iodine, smoke and light peat.
    • Finish
      Medium long, clean and bittersweet with notes of dried berries, lemongrass, black olives, vanilla, eucalyptus, bacon, a hint of rubber, shoe polish, salt water, earth, smoke, peat and oak.

  13. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The classic of Islay. Still good. A balanced blend of sweet and smoky. Complex but not complicated.
    • Nose
      Much more pleasant (campfire) smoke. Sweet sherry, red fruit. Iodine, salt, seaweed and smoke. Some oak and caramel.
    • Taste
      Smoke again, as if from a cold campfire. Oily and powerful. Smoke and cold ashes. Then savor sherry fruits, salt, licorice and iodine.
    • Finish
      Long and warm with some licorice, salt, oak and smoke.

  14. Koning scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very rich and inviting whisky
    • Nose
      Sweet
      peat, earthy like a tajine stew, nutmeg, smoked ham, chocolate, seaweed
    • Taste
      Juicy with salmiac, liquorice root, sea influences (oyster-like), and dry peat smoke
    • Finish
      Salty black olives, various spices, woody, finishing a bit dry

  15. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    round warming whisky, full of body, mature and harmonious, for moments of calm without surprises
    the tension is missing,
    • Nose
      a lot of sherry, behind it smoke, salt and sea, complex, later strengthened sea salt
    • Taste
      soft round sweetness, peaty, light smoke on the tongue, smoked
    • Finish
      warm, long, friendly

  16. T.Norad did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Interesting whisky but too much smoke. I would not buy it again
    • Nose
      a lot of smoke sweet Oak Caramel, maybe vanilla Pear / Banana
    • Taste
      smoke
    • Finish
      Not very long

  17. Dionysus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. nathanyael scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  19. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky but it sure has changed a lot over the years and not in a positive way. It has lost a lot of its sherry fruitiness and its feisty character. The current version is completely overrated in my opinion.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. Chrisp did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Tasted with Sverre

  21. Chrisp did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Tasted with Sverre

  22. Chrisp did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Tasted with Sverre

  23. Fable scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  24. WhiskyandFood scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very enjoyable whisky
    • Nose
      Infused with peat, bbq smoke and pepper
    • Taste
      Big smoke arrival, bbq smoke, crispy bacon, charcoal and some pepper again in the taste.
    • Finish
      Long lingering smoky peat finish.

  25. Implar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Warming whisky, perfect for rainy, cold winters.
    • Nose
      Peaty smoke, leather, barbeque, slight sweet tone. Sweet tone comes out more as you let it rest.
    • Taste
      Again the peat and smoke comes out, lots of smoke, charcoal, licorice.
    • Finish
      A bit of seasalt, spices (pepper). Finishes very dry but pleasant, long finish

  26. Alex scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 (MMA): named as "Best Peated Whisky" in the Daily Drams category and got a silver medal with an average score of 85 points. Big value for the money.

  27. drkrylov scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    THE BEST!!!
    • Nose
      Sea spray, peat smoke. Stings the back of the nose.
    • Taste
      Peaty dryness like gunpowder tea. As the palate develops, oily,

      grassy, and, in particular, salty notes emerge.
    • Finish
      Peat fire. Warming. A bear hug.

  28. drkrylov scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  29. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Still the best `standard` bottling of any distillery in my humble opinion. I don`t pick up the major drop in quality hinted at by others elsewhere on the web. Sure, it has changed its profile a bit over the years (haven`t we all!), but Laga 16 is still as reliable as ever. A modern classic!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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