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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating 114 votes 89.08
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
8th Release
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Oct 2008 10:44 pm
ColoredChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 193,40

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 159,00

Buy in Market

321 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 22

Tastingtags

13 Notes

mer1973
Expert Senior mer1973 Review note
09 Oct 2017 1:01 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.7
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
89
toklian
Expert Senior toklian Note
19 Jan 2017 10:40 pm

Serge says:

Star5.jpg I have found the most recent batches of the 12 better than the first ones, which were maybe a tad too rough and mono-dimensional in my book. Let’s see if this brand new one is in the same league. Colour: straw. Nose: uber-clean when compared with the FOCM, much more on pure peat smoke, fresh butter, fresh almonds, sea water and freshly cut cider apples. Whiffs of cold coal oven, wet stones and old books. Very pure. With water: it got even cleaner and purer. I don’t know why, it reminds me of Trimbach’s Clos St-Hune (wine aficionados will understand.) Mouth (neat): exactly the opposite of the ‘FOCM’. Way ‘cleaner and purer’, sharper, more beautifully austere, maybe the lesser sweet of all Lagavulins that were issued within the last ten years. Lime, almonds, peat, huge smokiness and green apples. My kind. With water: it got a tad sweeter again, and a little resinous as well. More pepper. Finish: long, clean, with even more pepper. Comments: maybe I’m dreaming but I think the 12yo C/S gets better and better year after year. You may read ‘purer and purer’. SGP:248 - 91 points.

Gondwana
Expert Senior Gondwana Review note
11 Nov 2016 4:37 pm
Gondwana gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
Waykid
Expert Junior Waykid Tasting note
09 Aug 2016 5:59 pm
Waykid gave this whisky 84 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Sweet & savoury, a soft but strong smoke, lemon, raw garden apple, mortar and band-aids. Turns rounder with more water, the same elements complemented with salmiak and smoked ham. Gets nicer and rounder for a long time. Nice.

Taste

Hot and pungent initially. Soft and salty smoke, lemons, crisp green apple, some smoked ham, seaweed. Crisp, bitterish and clean profile.

Finish

Smoky and salty/lemony, quite long.

Comments

I liked the nose better than the taste. These young, strong, crisp and clean ones are good but I find the older Lagas with their gentle depth and width better. 

Subderfuge
Member Senior Subderfuge Review note
13 Apr 2016 8:31 am
Subderfuge gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
91
Presentation
91
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
16 Mar 2015 10:32 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
88
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Lovelytaste
Member Senior Lovelytaste Note
11 Dec 2014 8:06 pm
Lovelytaste gave this whisky 90 points

I'm  reminiscing with this one, left it alone for too long, lovely stuff!

Den Blieken
Member Senior Den Blieken Review note
07 Apr 2014 10:44 am
Den Blieken gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
88
Ikkakumon
Expert Senior Ikkakumon Tasting note
28 Nov 2013 8:00 pm
Ikkakumon gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Très iodé, tourbe, des fruits jaunes, braise, poisson fumé.

Taste

Austère et délicieuse, fruits au sel, tourbe, notes boisées, goudron, barbecue.

Finish

Longue, amère, salée, un peu de poivre, des relents de charbon brûlé.

Comments

Superbe.

Edwin de Lange
Expert Senior Edwin de Lange Note
12 May 2013 12:09 am
Edwin de Lange gave this whisky 93 points

A great expression!

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