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Laphroaig An Cuan Mòr

Overall rating
85.65/100
votes
362
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels & European Oak
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L323157B
Barcode
5010019637567
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
19 Sep 2013 6:10 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 91,74

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig An Cuan Mòr

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.65 points

  1. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice dirty Laphroaig ;-) I like the intense oak character in the end.
    • Nose
      Salt, floral notes, massive peat smoke but it fades a little bit as soon as it is in the glass a little longer. Something leathery, "farm flavors", slightly dried hay and citrus flavors
    • Taste
      Peat, citrus fruits, a lot of oak, salt, a little honey, malt, liquorice
    • Finish
      Long lasting and a bit bitter. Some oak in the end.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Too bad he does not wear age. The distinct oak taste in the finish but suggests that some older barrels have found their way into this bottling. A very nice malt!
    • Nose
      Rich, thick and full nose. Sweet Roses and peat, wonderfully coordinated. As soon as the nose gets used to the peat, the scent of a wildflower meadow comes to the fore.
    • Taste
      Very creamy mouthfeel. Slightly medically, but tipping directly into sweetness. Salty sea breeze. Salmiak and tar, as well as the sweetness of wildflower honey.
    • Finish
      Long and creamy. Oak shapes the finish.

  3. Gere scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      A nice smoky note mixes with the sweetness of vanilla. Roasted aromas are also noticeable, such as caramel and chocolate. On the very edge there is also a flowery note to it seems to be quite lavender even though quite and really.
    • Taste
      First, the delicately sweet smoke dominates. Then add vanilla and malt notes.
    • Finish
      Also in the finish dominates first the tender sweetness of smoke before he is caught up by the alcoholic strength. If the alcohol gives off a nice campfire remains where you sit still long.

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very mild whisky that looks very light. He is quite complex, for me, however, lacks the emphasis that a Laphroaig should actually have. I have to correct myself, the emphasis comes from the second sip too, yet it seems filigree. Is a very successful whisky that is able / was to tap new shoppers, which was certainly its purpose in travel value. Personally, he is a bit too smooth.
    • Nose
      First, ripe peaches and seaweed, only after a few moments does phenolic smoke with mineral notes, iodine and carbite, a touch of disinfectant. The nose looks very delicate, the smoke is also rather restrained. This does not change with durability, but this brings out more caramel and a slightly artificial candy note, overall it looks a bit darker now. A dark malt-disinfectant combination establishes itself as the main note. Again and again boiled peaches flash up. Warms dominated by a peaty dark toffee note, the acidic disinfectant becomes a marginal phenomenon. The nose is now expected to be much richer.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it is similarly restrained and soft, but actually everything from the nose can be found here. The mouthfeel is slightly oily and the alcohol is well integrated. Significant acidity runs from the bottom up through the mouth while on the tongue cooked peaches with blockade sauce dance. Slowly, a pinch of pepper comes on. Even when leaving, there is only an idea of ​​bitterness. The second sip of the oak becomes clearer, but remains altogether discreet.
    • Finish
      The finish itself is naturally long, and also noticeably warms as the sweetness goes down and ashes remain on the tongue. The oak does not matter anymore. In the end slightly sugary, like starch.

  5. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great Laphroaig which is characterized by a greasy smoked meat note. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      A typical Laphroaignase pours out of the glass. The nose begins its work in a greasy and peaty way, the smoked meat becomes more intense and mineral peat becomes slightly smoky. Sweet vanilla and malted barley exude a wonderful Islay aroma.
    • Taste
      Dirty and stinging peat dominates the first impression. Again this greasy smoke and mineral notes. Now wood flavors are noticeable which easily gain in sharpness. Sweetness and a touch of fruit emerge behind the intense peat note, subtle smoke completes a great taste experience.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with a harsh, yet sweet peat note. Discreetly sharp wood aromas rise from the peat, mineral and floral notes show up. For a long time, the finish exudes a chubby warm mouthfeel.

  6. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung.
    • Nose
      Very strong. Smoke gets straight in your nose. He does not dominate but is well integrated. Behind it maritime notes. Citrus fruits. Peppermint. Vanilla. Caramel. Walnuts. Wet wood. Coffee beans.
    • Taste
      Spicy start. A lot of pepper. Bitter oranges. Dark chocolate. Coffee beans. Salt. Wet wood.
    • Finish
      Long. Peat smoke. Drying. Cocoa.

  7. Martin1965 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Very pleasant and delicate smoke, apricots, figs, lavender, honey
    • Taste
      Spicy, coffee, smoky, orange peel, sea flavors
    • Finish
      Long and smoky with chocolate

      Greatly balanced Laphi - everything is perfect - 94 points

  8. RBFB scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. dram_on scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Note: tasted side-by-side with PC8 (before that pour), let this pour sit for 20 minutes before nosing and tasting
    Score: 84
    Rationale: see below
    Comment: not bad, better than expected, wish the proof were higher though, has some room to improve
    Updated Comment: it's now been a little over 2 months since I had the first dram from this bottle, it's improved quite a lot ... no longer an 84!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Brine, honey, vanilla, burnt sticks, pears
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salty caramel nuts, ashy wood, white wine
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fairly short, brine, seaweed, vanilla

  10. midnite scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    If you shuddered at the mention of Laphroaig matured in first-fill Bourbon barrels, fear not. This is excellent stuff, adding salty caramel, goat's cheese, creamy yoghurt, and a huge helping of cracked back pepper to the already massively complex Islay classic without heaping on unneeded tropical fruit notes and whatnot. Massively herbal and funky / farmy. Looooooong finish.
    Not sure what to make of the unspecified European oak casks that augmented maturation here - were they ex-Sherry butts or new oak? In any case, this is the rare NAS whisky that doesn't feel like a rip-off, and if you can get it for around or below 60 €, I say: go for it. Beats novelty items like the Select, the PX or QA cask or the Four Wood handily. Now, is it THAT much better than the Quarter Cask or the Triple Wood? Hmmmmmh...

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