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Laphroaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.13/100
votes
632
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

€ 35.16

632 × member ratings

2374 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

101 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
“That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)
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
mema82
Expert Senior mema82 Review note
21 Apr 2018 1:44 pm
mema82 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.7
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
84
Presentation
85
zebeautiful
Newbie zebeautiful Review note
07 Mar 2018 4:32 pm
zebeautiful gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.4
Nose
85
Initial taste
80
Body
85
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
85
zebeautiful
Newbie zebeautiful Tasting note
07 Mar 2018 4:46 pm
zebeautiful gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Tobacco, peat and leather.

Taste

Peat above all, then peach, spices, plants and cough syrup.

Finish

Relatively long, with spices and caramel.

Comments

One of my favorite Single Malt, for now.

TheWhiskyAgent
Member Senior TheWhiskyAgent Review note
04 Feb 2018 8:24 am
TheWhiskyAgent gave this whisky 83 points

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.

Weighted Rate
84.7
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
80
Dre73
Connoisseur 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
Connoisseur 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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