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Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating 524 votes 83.12

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My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

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Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

91 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
06 May 2017 12:54 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 82 points

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 82 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE [-]·

Weighted Rate
82.4
Nose
85
Initial taste
78
Body
80
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
82
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Blo
Expert Senior Blo Tasting note
01 Nov 2015 7:46 pm
Blo gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Amber
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.

Comments

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 ?)

Bottles are meant to be opened and tasted, not stared in a shelve !
Dionysus
Expert Senior Dionysus Review note
25 Oct 2015 9:29 am
Dionysus gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
83
Finish
86
Price
92
Presentation
88
Lorion
Expert Senior Lorion Tasting note
18 Oct 2017 10:47 am
Lorion gave this whisky 75 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Medizinischer, intensiver Rauch. Erst einmal nur das. Mit etwas Zeit kommt noch eine "warme" Süße hinzu. Etwas kräutrig, etwas Malz.


Taste

Leider nicht ganz so intensiv, wie von der Nase erhofft. Aber dennoch: Ordentlich Rauch. Mediznischer Rauch. Würze im Nachschmecken und ein leckerer Kräuter-Rauch, der verbleibt. Recht süß ist es außerdem.


Finish

Recht lang, rauchig, kräutrig, süß.

Comments

Tja, ein guter Standard. Aber es gibt unter 50€ einfach zu viele Kandidaten, die sich da deutlich hervorheben.

Achany
Expert Senior Achany Review note
28 Sep 2017 8:41 pm
Achany gave this whisky 84 points

After some time I had  some drams of this one again. Still wonderful, a lot of salty peat, seaweed, iodine, some sweetness, grassy, fine long  finish. Whats not to love?

Weighted Rate
84
Nose
84
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
84
MadScientist
Expert Senior MadScientist Review note
23 Sep 2017 10:39 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
85
Wiz
Expert Junior Wiz Review note
08 Aug 2017 8:28 am
Wiz gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.7
Nose
81
Initial taste
80
Body
81
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
84
LukeFive
Expert Senior LukeFive Tasting note
01 Aug 2017 10:39 pm
LukeFive gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Smoked butter, smoked fish, fisherman nets, smoke, a bit of peat but its all gentle and civilized nose for laphroaig 

Taste

soft, smoky , sweet, one dimensional based on smoke, smoked fish/cheese, I didnt pick any fruits, not bad but not challenging ( for laphroaig )

Finish

medium long, forgettable

Comments

Not bad whisky but a bit boring

spigray
Expert Senior spigray Review note
05 Jul 2017 1:52 pm
spigray gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
89
Presentation
87
spigray
Expert Senior spigray Tasting note
05 Jul 2017 1:21 pm
spigray gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

lovely nose with the typical medicinal lp smoke, bandages, ointments and a strong herbal edge. parsley and a little dill I´d say. on the other hand it´s sweet and there are some citrus fruits in the background, probably tangerines.

Taste

My bottle doesn´t get empty just because I always think: "oh no, only 40%. but every time I taste this whisky, I must admit that it works at that low strength. okay, you should choose it as the first of the day and your palate has to be clean.
It´s not watery, let me call it gentle but profound.
peat and sweet is the first impression, very much the nose, perhaps a bit simple but it is well balanced and easy drinking stuff. of course you gotta like peat.

Finish

relatively long, some vanilla appearing . warming.

Comments

not the most complex dram, but I think it´s something like "the essence of islay"
up one point in my notes
87/100

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