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Lagavulin 1995

Overall rating
90.19/100
votes
398
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 7:18 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 269.90

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1995

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.19 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. EarlMobile scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    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.

  3. 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

  4. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The finish is not quite mine, but all in all, it fits quite well together.
    • Nose
      He needs a little bit to open himself. PX sweetness, blended with old solder, coking rosin, black tea, scorched circuit board. Bitumen, old half-timbered house. Clothes after a day at the campfire. Marzipan, bitter almond.
    • Taste
      Soft, nothing burns, oily, less sweet than the 2000s, salty, tang, canned plums.
    • Finish
      Finish: Long, warm, black tea, seaweed, bittersweet.

  5. DenisL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22) A great dessert (91)
    • Nose
      Apple, plum, peat, iodine, salt .... orange sponge cake ... wine notes ... spices ... varnished wood ... (23)
    • Taste
      Sweet, round ... fruity ash with iodized salt ... hot pepper (23)
    • Finish
      Finish cream-candy ... oily ... extinct fire and mint gum .... prune with soda .... pepper and wet cardboard ... menthol (23)

  6. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. Landryn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. axm scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Honestly, there is not much more than the classics of the genre from Lagavulin I did not catch. More saturated color does not say anything, because the whisky is dyed. Saccharous sweetness is well felt, which somewhat distinguishes this drink from classical lagavulin - and otherwise everything is according to the standard scheme: medical tones; peat; powerful smoky aftertaste. I would not put such high marks only because of 18 years and Pedro Khimenez. All this further separates this Lagavulin from the classical versions, although in general it has the right to exist. Speysadovskaya bitterness, citrus fruits also feel good in taste and aftertaste, but do not give rise to too high ratings.

  10. Reakwoon scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

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