A revelation to some but simply disgusting to others, Laphroaig 10 is arguably the most intense of all Single Malts. Your taste buds are shocked by the unfamiliar, dominated by dry peatiness. The nose reminds of an old steam engine, road tar and burned rubber. Rotting seaweed, iodine and mineral notes combine with chimney smoke, TCP and a cold ashtray. Flavorwise, an overwhelming phenolic blast subdues the underlying sweetness. Crisp oak and salty dryness characterize the peaty finish. Whether you love it or hate it, you will never forget it!
RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
Nice one, with a quite singular profile. But too reduced. Not my favourite among the entry-level Islayers, but a must try. Lacks a bit more ABV and complexity to get an higher score in my view. (Why did they coloured it ?)
Vanilla, medicinal peat (it smells a bit the hospital, or old people's home). Clear influence of ex bourbon wood. A bit sugarry. Not too weak at 40%. The more aeration it gets, the less the peat is present.
Yeah, the medicinal notes are more present than on the nose. So is the reduction, unfortunately... This a bit too weak despite a nice profile, with vanilla, meds. Not very complex but it works.