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Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.08/100
votes
575

Member rates

2157 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

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Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

97 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator 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
Dre73
Expert Senior Dre73 Review note
20 Jan 2018 10:49 pm
Dre73 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.2
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
84
Presentation
84
Dre73
Expert Senior Dre73 Tasting note
20 Jan 2018 10:12 pm
Dre73 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Turf, rook, as, tabak. Geroosterd vlees, ziltig. Wat invloed van braadboter, ook hints van citrus en vanille

Taste

Zoethout, turf, rook, as, olieachtig, citrus. Ook wat zoetigs richting karamel

Finish

Licht pepertje nu, turf, houtvuur rook, tabak, citrus, honing

Comments
Rien
Expert Senior Rien Review note
13 Dec 2017 4:11 pm
Rien gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.9
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
83
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waal
Expert Senior waal Note
27 Nov 2017 2:28 pm
waal gave this whisky 90 points

Vergleich Laphroaig 10, 40 %AbV, WID 42885 - abgestanden vs. frisch

2cl 1 Jahr in der Flasche vs. 2cl aus der frisch geöffneten Flasche

https://www.whiskybase.com/…/wh…/42885/laphroaig-10-year-old

#WagnerAlexTastingNotes

Vor einem Jahr gab ich 2cl Laphi 10 in eine leere Flasche und seitdem wurde die Flache regelmäßig (mind. 1x pro Woche) geschüttelt und geöffnet. Heute wurde der Single Malt mit einem "frischen" Laphi 10 verglichen.

Im Folgenden gehe ich nur auf die wesentlichen Unterschiede ein.

Aroma:

alt: ruhiger, süßer, mehr Vanille, erdiger

neu: kantiger, jünger, mehr aschiger Rauch, floraler

Geschmack:

alt: bitterer, mineralischer, nicht wirklich schmackhaft (schön ausgedrückt)

neu: wesentlich runder und ausgewogener

Abgang/Nachgeschmack:

neu: einen Hauch kräftiger

Kommentar:

Ein interessantes Experiment mit schlussendlich eindeutigem Sieger. Im Aroma fand ich den alten Laphi deutlich lieblicher und "speichelflussanregender", aber der Geschmack des alten, abgestandenen Laphroaig 10 war nichts für mich. Ich konnte den Dram auch nicht fertig trinken und er wanderte in den Abguss. Somit...

Punkte:

neu: 90/100 (ja, für mich immer noch einer der besten Standards, auch wenn er nur 40 %ABV vorweisen kann)

alt: 75/100 (das Aroma rettet ihn vor dem totalen Absturz)

McKen
Member Senior McKen Tasting note
18 Nov 2017 10:59 pm
McKen gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Opening up with a very heavy, smoky and ashy note that brings to mind smoked herring and the Chinese Lapsang Souchong tea. It continues with a very masculine and leathery note, to finish slightly sweet with a beeswax type of scent.

Taste

Cane sugar sweetness, though with a briny undertone, reminiscent of seaweed. It hasn't lost ashy smokiness, although it has died down a bit.

Finish

A smoky and briny finish, no surprises there. An ever so slightly dry finish due to the American oak type of flavours.

Comments
potzblitzdumm
Newbie potzblitzdumm Review note
18 Nov 2017 9:36 pm
potzblitzdumm gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
79.4
Nose
80
Initial taste
81
Body
79
Finish
79
Price
78
Presentation
78
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.

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