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Lagavulin 1995

Overall rating
90.23/100
votes
460
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2013
Calculated age
18 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
lgv.4/501
Bottle code
L3052CM000
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
20 Mar 2013 7:55 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 334,23

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460 × member ratings

1664 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1995

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.23 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/lagavulin-distillers-edition-die-story-und-die-aktuelle-abfuellung-im-tasting-27350/ Color: Old Gold / Bright Amber
    Nose: Sparkling and refreshing orange with subtle vanilla flavors and a dash of lemon juice. Emerging peaty smoke paired with iodine, seaweed and algae. In addition a pleasant spice and notes of coal, ashes, tobacco leaves and a pinch of black pepper.
    Taste: At the beginning rather dull with peat, smoke, coffee and dry ash. This is followed by malty Roestaromen with vanilla and a fruity lemon-orange mix. Only now, the sweet sherry flavors from the PX Fass prevail. In addition, the whisky smokier and saltier.
    Finish: Long, soft and dry smoky. The peat and the oak wood settle through stronger, so that the finish is a bit tart. Towards the end, delicious cocoa and chocolate aromas are added, which remain on the tongue for a long time.
    Comment: A wonderful, complex and multi-layered Distillers Edition!
    Not so sweet, so that could give the impression that the PX Cask Finish was short lived.
    91 points (nose: 91 / taste: 91 / finish: 90)

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a great whisky
    harmonious and yet with a little inner tension through an interplay of flavors
    I find it perfect that the PX Cask Finish character is rather subliminal and not so dominant
    i have touched the sky
    • Nose
      initially surprisingly fresh with Zitusfüchten and vanilla
      behind it heavy wood and smoke flavors> tobacco, leather>
    • Taste
      Malt, wood, oak> then sweetness, dried citrus fruits, tingling fresh sweetness,> spanish late summer on the tongue .. wow port wine (sherry), olives (salt), small fish (sea), herbs (seasoning), sun (warming )

    • Finish
      long> salt, smoke, there's Islay,> dark chocolate, cocoa powder with a little sherry cherry and again spain
      > at the very end old leather with best regards from Lagavulin;)

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Barbecue smoke, lemons, a little salt and a touch of blood orange. Vanilla, freshly ground coffee, a trace of iodine. Tobacco leaves, old leather.
    • Taste
      Round, slightly oily. Light honey, grilled apricots, steak pepper with hickory smoke. Vanilla, espresso. Dark chocolate with candied ginger. A trace of wood ash.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic, no comparison to the current Distillers Editions. He also does not need more Vol.%, But he is just as he is, just good.
    • Nose
      Hm, very noble. The peat smoke is subtle, but wonderfully naseschmeichelnd. Roasted orange slices, juicy blackberries, blackcurrants, almond puree, everything perfectly coordinated, a round thing.
    • Taste
      Full and oily, almost creamy, with more pronounced smoke than in the nose. A big ham, just taken from the smokehouse. Again redcurrants, now as a compote, British marmalade with bits, not so bitter. Pepper comes .... First, he literally glides over the tongue and then gets stuck everywhere. Very intense taste experience.
    • Finish
      Long and not too dry, lots of spicy smoked ham, pepper, red berries. The finish takes and does not end.

  5. EarlMobile scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The best Lagavulin I've tasted so far. Not so sweet, but otherwise just what you expect: a round complex Lagavulin that does not deny its origin with a wonderful and long finish.

  6. schero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Oh, if that had more bums ...
    • Nose
      Juicy oranges, subtle smoke, slightly mineral, strawberries, finely interwoven, light impact of tobacco and coffee powder, later added a restrained citrus note
    • Taste
      Sweet to strawberries, light smoke, very spicy, again quite mineral, getting drier, oak spice
    • Finish
      The oak dominates, the smoke is below - keeps the finish alive, very spicy accompanied by the Sherry sweetness

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The bigger, more mature brother, great part.
    • Nose
      Peat and campfire ash, immediately recognizable as Laga, but then gentle blend of citrus, some sweet fruitiness (but also acidity), PX and some cigar, and clear vanilla to the rear
    • Taste
      Less smoke than in the normal 16er, more malt, citrus, a little mocha, creamy-full but also elegant, sea and salt, clear sweetness and of course the campfire
    • Finish
      Long, smokier than the '16s, chocolate with salt, iodine and smoke

  8. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. podrum_whisky_lounge scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    best lagavulin destillers edition that I ever drank. I love the destillers edition but this one is definitely my favorite! and I'm so lucky to have two of them :)

  10. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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