- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- van Wees (vW)
- Bottling serie
- The Ultimate - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Refill Butt
- Number of bottles
- 60.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Sep 2012 8:36 am
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100 × member ratings
140 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1998 vW
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.32 points
- Really a great whisky, needs a few drops of water. I don`t miss these medical notes, sweet sherry and fruits are overwhelming. Tasted this with his brother from Cask 700348, bottled a year ago, very hard to find out, which is the better one. I think his brother from 2011 with 61,5 % is a little bit sweeter and more balanced, still my favourite. But maybe I`m wrong ...
- The aroma is rich and sweet: sherry notes (burnt jam, warmed dried fruits), chocolate, dry leaves, tobacco, burnt wood, fresh firewood, a lot of oil (vegetable and machine), a little chemistry (varnish, creazote, thick paint) Minerality. Very good. The taste is sweet, a bit harsh at first: smoke, peat, glazes, sweet dried fruits and berries with sour, candy, butter; second wave of salt and spicy spices, wood. Bright, delicious. The aftertaste is quite long, harmonious: oil, wood, peat, coals, sweets, spicy spices. In development, a tree with bitter, cardboard, dry peat. Not bad. Conclusion . A beautiful sherry Laphroaig. Young, bitchy, but very tasty. Sweet and oily. I love these. I did not add water. And so good. Rating 89 (n23t22f22b22).
- Best Laphroaig I've ever tasted. on par with the best peated whisky I've ever tasted. Even better with a few drops of water. And became even better when oxidized.
- Absolutely one of the best marriages of smokey spirit and sherry cask I've ever encountered. This hit the sweet spot between aging in cask and spirit driven liquor. Perfection of peated whisky if there ever was such a thing.
Great sherry sweetness, peat, smoke, rubber, leather, some earth, some mint ,some chocolate.
A perfect mix of sherry and smoke all coated with peat, then a storm of peat, smoke, leather and sherry sweetness erupts in your mouth. Pure brilliance.
Quite long, smoke, red ripe fruits covered in peat and dark coffee and leathery chocolate lingers on the tongue.
- I've had this one opened for more than 2 years. The heat has mellowed down a bit, but still in good fighting spirits. Much more excellent than when first opened (88-89 points) and now, a solid 91 points, maybe 92, with great development and added complexity in the nose, and a more balanced attack. Oxidation of this bottle = fruits.
- With Water
On the nose there is now more orange and leather.
The palate is basically the same but a little bitterness has crept in.
The finish is not as long and I only added a little water but still a decent length.
Excellent neat an, an d shows how good Laphroaig can be, a great cask.
Potent, sherry mixed with peat, worm old leather books, prunes and coffee.
Walnuts, black fruits, old blackcurrant liqueur, hints of blood orange and some smoke.
Very long and smooth on faint notes of dark chocolate and black cherry.
- http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/laphroaig-von-van-wees-und-the-queen-of-the-moorlands-32557/ Color: full gold with amber stitch
Nose: Smoked ham, campfire, wooden boards, wet ash and coal and barbecue. In addition, red ground pepper, salty sea air and sweet, firm plum pulp. But also orange liqueur with peppered lemon slices - very salty and peaty.
Taste: It's right there - smoky maritime peat with sweet honey, but turning off rather quickly into bitter. A mix of bitter garden herbs, ashes and wood to green, immature nutshells.
Finish: Relatively long - but not really good. The bitter wood notes are preserved for a long time and surpass all peaty sweet attempts to fight through.
83 points (nose: 90 / taste: 81 / finish: 78)
- Super intense Laphroiag. Sweet exploding in mouth. Finish medium long.
- A fantastic Laphroaig with a very typical, but at the same time a very non typical dram. Compared with the price - a lot of value for money
A typical Laphroaig nose filled with charcoal smoke and peat. This one also have the more typical sherry tones of dark fruits like raisins dates and plums. Behind the smoke and sherry tones there is a light coastal tone barley detectable
the Wine taste comes thru in the initial sip but is quickly pushed back by the peat and smoke. The combination of the raw peaty, smokiness comes in a delicate combination with dark fruits from the sherry influences
Long sweet spicy finish going from dominating smoke and peat and falling back to a more light taste of sweet sherry. At the very end the taste becomes a bit metallic