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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.36/100
votes
492
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Single Islay Malt
Barcode
5010019641281
Added on
13 Jun 2007 3:00 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 315,23

Tastingtags

63 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
22 Jul 2017 3:43 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[December, 2009]  Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 42,50 Euro in April, 2009.

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 this 85.  My notes simply state "I like the 10 year old better"...

There is no accounting for taste...
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
16 Jul 2016 6:25 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 86 points

Still available at the distillery shop for 67,50£ (July 2016)

Weighted Rate
86.1
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
87
stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
31 May 2018 10:44 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.1
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
85
Price
77
Presentation
84
My Collection
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
30 Jan 2018 6:57 am
Calmar gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose
Медицинские тона - бинты, мази; солёно-морские, йод, торф, запах давно прогоревшего костра, сгоревшего деревянного дома уже заросшего травой и деревьями - в целом очень мягкий и приглушённый, но притом весьма мощный и глубокий.


Taste

Маслянистый, горелое дерево, уголь, ноты красного перца, сладость, корки грейпфрута, карамель, сливки.

Finish

Горько-сладкое, приглушённое, древесный уголь, апельсиновая цедра, смола, битум.

Comments

Характерный Лафройг, по сравнению с десяткой - более спокойный и умеренный, задор юности уже сходит на нет, а вот каких-то новых качеств и оттенков не прибавилось вроде взамен (есть во вкусе что-то сливочно-карамельное в гомеопатических дозах и влияние дуба усиляется), но всё ещё хорошо.

Rosebank88
Expert Senior Rosebank88 Tasting note
21 Jan 2018 12:45 am
Rosebank88 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Medzinisch, Hustensaft, Kräutertinktur, dann Jod, frischer Wacholder und Stechginster. Mit der Zeit salziger aber auch süßer. Torfrauch, verbrannter Wacholder, sehr komplex.

Taste

Mittelschwer und ölig im Antritt. Sehr rauchig und torfig, Bitterschokolade, Asche, verbrannter Wacholder und Rauchmalz.

Finish

Lang, mit süßer Meeresbrise und Waldboden.

Comments
Dominik
Member Senior Dominik Tasting note
22 Nov 2017 9:56 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Instantly medicinal and oily. Seaweed and gasoline with a touch of smoke... I'm thinking of an industrial port and machines with big diesel engines. Not exactly a flattering imagery, I know. Luckily sweet caramel comes along and saves the day.

Taste

Mild peat, gentle and sweet. Perhaps a little tame. Still medicinal though and a bit rubbery. I also find hints of grapefruit, but I remain unimpressed.

Finish

Long. Medicinal notes with salt and fresh herbs.

Comments

Disappointing on the palate, although nose and finish were certainly okay. In terms of balance, it was too heavy on the medicinal side for my taste. Average. With that in mind, I find the 15yo pricey on the aftermarket now that it has been discontinued.

AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
09 May 2017 12:06 am
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
82
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 1:00 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[October, 2015]  I had this dram during an "Laphroaig Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.

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 85.  I took no detailed notes as I knew it before.

There is no accounting for taste...
Dhugal MacArdry
Expert Senior Dhugal MacArdry Review note
01 May 2017 7:07 pm
Dhugal MacArdry gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
82
My Collection
whisky-malt
Member Senior whisky-malt Review note
03 Feb 2017 4:21 pm
whisky-malt gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
88
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
86

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