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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1991
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points
- Ralfy review 99: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFzX7lMQ2_M (86/100).
- An Islay, but which one? I announced almost all the distilleries before finding the right one ... A very good whisky, with a complex nose and remarkably melted (I had a hard time dishing out the aroma) but missing a little pep in the mouth.
Expressive, albeit a little alcoholic, the nose opens with pronounced marine scents of iodine and sea spray before exhaling perfumes from the farm, meat (hot dog) and peat, and only rubber, lemon acidity and a nice presence of smoked malted barley. Slight fruity notes (sherry?) That conjure up a multivitamin juice or an exotic fruit puree are fleetingly manifested. The air does not change it significantly but makes disappear the sensation of alcohol perceptible to the 1st nose.
It lacks a little power in the end, despite a frank attack. The texture is fluid, marine aroma and peaty nose are found, as well as citrus, a few spices brought by the wood and a light meat.
Long, marked by smoked cider and peat, before a return of iodized notes of the nose. Then this hot-dog taste that comes back in the mouth. Yum !
- I tasted in comparison with its younger brother DE from 2000. This one, the oldest, is much more dense and intense.
Lot of sea breeze at nose.
Marzipan at mouth.
The finish is long and robust just a bit too woody.
- Wins significantly fruit by the post-maturation. The smoke goes back significantly, preventing overcharging. Is something soft. 46% would prefer me.
Yes, Lagavulin. Smoke, sweetness, no burning.
Soft, a full load of smoke, campfire, modern wood and dark fruit.
- "Lagavulin 1991/2008 'Distillers Edition' (43%, OB, lgv 4/496) Any serious whisky lover knows that the Lagavulin DE, whichever the vintages, is the best wine finished malt whisky that one can find on this little planet. The guys who used to disagree are dead by now. Let’s see if these newer batches are on par… Colour: full gold. Nose: maybe I’m wrong but it seems that this DE is rather closer to the regular 16 than earlier batches. Superb whiffs of sea breeze, shells, then orange marmalade (but less than in earlier batches), beef bouillon, peat, good rubber, tar, tobacco, tea… Mouth: sweet tobacco, liquorice, earth, teas, roots, oranges, peat, ham, smoked fish, salt… And only god knows what else. Amazing. Finish: the longest finish ever at just 43%. Superbly liquoricy. Comments: but how do they do the DE? Is it really finished with wine (treated) casks? I’m starting to doubt it… Especially since I feel this batch is less wine influenced than earlier batches. SGP:448 – 91 points."
Review taken from Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com