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Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.11/100
votes
699
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L5239MBI
Barcode
5010019640260
Added on
22 Jun 2013 5:14 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 35.04

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

103 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.11 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Administrator

    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 [-]
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Blo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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 ?)
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium, on medicinal peat.

  3. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Do not skin me now
    • Nose
      A lot of medicine, smoke, some leather, some citrus after some time
    • Taste
      Surprisingly light, slightly spicy, no fruit, a bit watery
    • Finish
      Short to medium finish, smoke with oak

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. zebeautiful scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. zebeautiful scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    One of my favorite Single Malt, for now.
    • Nose
      Tobacco, peat and leather.
    • Taste
      Peat above all, then peach, spices, plants and cough syrup.
    • Finish
      Relatively long, with spices and caramel.

  9. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Review from my blog:

    http://thewhiskyagents.com/?paged=2

    Noses quite dense and thick, brine and seaweed give way to some citrus fruits. All of that is of course smothered with cold smoke, ashes and iodine bandages. Some, wet tarry ropes are present and if you manage to get past all those hefty aromas you could find some vanilla hiding in a corner. The mouthfeel is oily, which I like a lot. Some anise, liquorice and a just a hint of Demerara sweetness. Good, light wood influence and of course ash, tar and a gulp of ocean water. Not overly complex but good Laphroaig the way we know and like it.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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