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Overall rating
84.31/100
votes
1100
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Islay Single Malt
Barcode
5010019640260
Added on
22 Jun 2007 7:11 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 201.91

70 × in wishlist

1100 × member ratings

3572 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

117 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.31 points

  1. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Old car first aid kit with creosote sleepers, smoked meet, rubber, pepper and cherry jam.

    RATING: 87pts - [n22,t21,f22,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I like the smell well, it fades in the mouth, but the finish increases again and is very long. Despite the low alcohol content of the whisky is strong. A solid bottling.
    • Nose
      sweet smoke, pear and lemon, the whisky behind the smoke is very mild and soft, a touch of anise, hardly oak, a little vanilla, plus a fresh herbal note, lemon balm, dill
    • Taste
      Noticeable start, light body, suddenly there is oak, which was missing in the nose, some lemon, the smoke comes late, but powerful
    • Finish
      Sweet smoke, milk chocolate, getting bitter, slightly bitter herbs, Wick Medinight, long

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 35 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      18 18
    • Taste
      38 38
    • Finish
      43 43

  6. Johnrogers scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    This whisky can be bought in French hypermarkets (I live in France) for about 32 euros per 70 cl bottle. So, an affordable whisky. I note that opinions are very polarized about this dram. For me, I still enjoy the peat, smoke, iodine, etc, taste. But, it's true the nose is nothing special (ethanol, caramel) and the taste does tend to be on the sweet caramel side. I haven't the experience to know if this has changed over the years as some commentators claim. I would say, quality price, it is still a nice Islay whisky, and will definitely be offering it to (not too well informed) friends. But the makers should make more effort on the aroma, and reduce the sweetness. It's clear that there are better Islays, but..... ££££££?

  7. SteveGo scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Jabarkas scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    My gateway to the world of peat. Now its too sweet for me. And I also dislike, that its only 40 %. Well and also chill-filtered and artificially coloured. Those medicinal tones were fun though.

  9. RomanRekin scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Dear European Laphroaig 10,

    Twenty years back, I would have killed to stick with you. I found you explosive, fun and bold.
    But then I grew old, gained in maturity and you are still sadly 40°. I will not mention the artificial make up you keep using.
    We are not friends anymore...

  10. borniebg scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    N: Peat, Smoke, medicated
    P: Peat, sweet
    F: medium long, axis

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