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Lagavulin 1996

Overall rating
88.63/100
votes
323
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2012
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv.4/500
Bottle code
L2214CM000
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
17 Oct 2012 9:22 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 349,95

51 × in wishlist

323 × member ratings

1046 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1996

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 points

  1. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A pretty epic whisky in my book. I don’t have comparative experience
    with older bottlings of this, but supposedly they vary very little and
    are continuously high quality. If you like medicinal peat smoke,
    sweetness, and hours of nosing and tasting fun, this is definitely for
    you!
    • Nose
      Medicinal smoke and dressing material with iodine blast your nose on the
      first opening of the bottle. Intense! No alcohol what-so-ever. After
      your nostrils got used to it, the smoke subsides a bit and turns
      smoother (smoked ham!) and now there is delicious vanilla. You can find
      brine, raisins, malt, and the sweetness is always present. It’s
      wonderfully complex and you can sniff it for quite a while.
    • Taste
      Oh-so sweet with lots of malty goodness and peat smoke. Initially you
      get ample associations of dark fruit – sweet ripe plums and cherry,
      then, after a few seconds it turns a little drier with a touch of coffee
      and bitter chocolate (Hello European oak!). I don’t always get the
      salty notes though, sometimes they are there, and sometimes they are
      not.
    • Finish
      Takes out the fire, but leaves in the warmth – is Lagavulin’s slogan
      and that nails it down pretty good. It is long and warming with peat
      smoke and sweetness.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, peat and pepper, then cereals. Fairly light, from memory the others were more massive on the nose. Very subtle vinous touch from the finish in sherry casks. In the mouth, peaty, dry, relatively monolithic, but without defects. It may be more greedy, but the influence of sherry is reduced to a minimum in the mouth. Enthusiasm 3/5

  3. drkrylov scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      100 100

  4. drkrylov scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh attack, with a barrel of tar and punches of peat, sulphur and salt.
    • Taste
      Rich and extremely sweet, then smoky becoming medicinal and eventually seaweedy.
    • Finish
      Pepper, salt, sand.

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A sherry smoker as you wish him.
    • Nose
      phenolic smoke, sherry and sweetness
    • Taste
      Sherry, sweet, dark berries, peaty
    • Finish
      Medium length, smoky, sherry,

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Starts good, can't catch up in the end
    • Nose
      90 90
      Round and balanced, fine peat and smoke, little fruitiness, hints of smoked fish - very good
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, little sweetness, peaty, smoky, little more austere
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium short, cold ashes

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Excellent sherried lagavulin, just the right amount of peat and perfect balance

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aromatic smoke and sweet sherry. Maybe the sherry sticks to the complexity, but it's always a treat.

  10. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22) An interesting mole, not as fruity as the following DE ... and not at all sweet (87) The
    • Nose
      Black bread with smoked prunes .... salted water and iodine ... medicine ... orange peel (22) The
    • Taste
      Salty, smoky ... berry jam (22) The
    • Finish
      Finish woody, salty ... dried fruits ... tablets bitter (21) The

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