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Overall rating
83.10/100
votes
976
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 700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L5239MBI
Barcode
5010019640260
Added on
22 Jun 2013 5:37 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 38,91

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976 × member ratings

3435 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old

110 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.10 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. davidloosli scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Peat, sweet and medicinal, grassy, ash, white pepper, olives, gets fruitier after a while
    • Taste
      Smoky, peat bitterness, blood orange, walnut, a touch of vanilla sweetness, a hint of caramel
    • Finish
      A tad bit watery, bitter vegetable (artichoke?), cigar ash, Mocha, if you let it rest you get more sweetness from the finish (caramel and vanilla)

  5. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    For me actually rather unspectacular. Know much better Laphroaigs, but still a good standard.
    • Nose
      Phenolic smoke (extremely intense for 40%) iodine, maritime, spices and recognizable and then a nice sweetness
    • Taste
      Sweet, then smoke. At first short spicy sharpness, then comes a maritime and salty flair. Seaweed and juicy smoke.
      After a long time in the mouth a clear iodine note comes out.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly dry smoke, but not astringent, sweet, some spices and then salty.

  6. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. psiiik scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is good medicinal peat, iodized, with a hint of ether, salt and lemon. And this smell of bandages, it's really betadine? It's like walking through the corridors of a hospital. In the background, I notice dried fruits and wood, maybe some dark chocolate, or mocha.
    The appetizer is a little light, it lacks a few degrees, but it is warm and friendly, with liquorice stick, more salt than caramel, pepper, cola. It's almost sparkling.
    There is coffee in the finish, but with very little bitterness, and still chocolate. It's long in the mouth, deep, slightly oily, spicy (cumin I would say, and a pinch of paprika).
    It's a whisky that I like a lot, one of my favorites.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. markkuyper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. I think, with the exception of the Balvenie DoubleWood (which is a personal favourite at this level), it's probably the best thing on a supermarket shelf.

    It's not overly complex, but the flavours it does have are strong. I've read a few comments on here regarding the ABV not being strong enough; I actually disagree, I think the 40% works really well with this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is powerful with lots of smoke and medicinal notes. I also picked up on lots of citrus, and after 15 minutes in the glass I also got some vanilla.
    • Taste
      86 86
      BANG. This is only 40%?! It's very much a continuation of the nose; there really isn't any fruit, just lots of smoke, leather, medicinal notes and a slight cream after a few mouthfuls.
    • Finish
      85 85
      I found the finish to be short and very smooth, understandable without much burn at this abv.

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