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Lagavulin 1997

Overall rating 338 votes 88.19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Double Matured in Pedro Ximenez Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv. 4/502
Bottle code
L3239CM000
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
09 Oct 2013 9:16 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Tastingtags

55 Notes

Dionysus
Expert Senior Dionysus Review note
03 Dec 2017 7:57 pm
Dionysus gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
Malinois
Expert Junior Malinois Note
02 Dec 2017 9:04 pm
Malinois gave this whisky 86 points

Beautiful sweet smokey laga smell. The pallet is just to flat and then again that sweet smokey finish. There is not enough body, otherwise it would score higher... 

Pvb
Member Senior Pvb Note
09 Oct 2017 11:05 pm
Pvb gave this whisky 69 points

Lichte rook, in de neus als smaak. Erg zacht, maar uiteindelijk een zwakke tot matige whisky in zijn geheel. Blijft niet lang hangen, sterker nog, hij heeft nauwelijks een afdronk. Alcoholpercentage had hoger gemoeten bij deze editie.

matho010
Newbie matho010 Review note
02 Oct 2017 1:15 pm
matho010 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
91
Price
82
Presentation
88
whiskycuse
Expert Senior whiskycuse Note
05 Aug 2017 7:39 pm
whiskycuse gave this whisky 84 points
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
21 Jul 2017 3:27 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[July, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 75 Euro in March, 2015.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 90.  My notes state another great DE from Lagavulin.

There is no accounting for taste...
Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Review note
25 Jun 2017 9:59 am
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.2
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
Blo
Expert Senior Blo Tasting note
03 Apr 2017 8:41 pm
Blo gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Du Lagavulin assez typique dans un premier temps, de l'iode, des algues, de la roche humide, quelques notes citronnées, puis des notes plus douces (figues, raisins secs) mais aussi plus végétales (tabac brun) qui se font de plus en plus prenantes au fur et à mesure.

Taste

Un corps très réussi, bonne attaque malgré la réduction, bonne complexité, meme si je trouve que la finition a tendance à prendre un peu trop le pas sur le reste. Une agréable impression mentholée.

Finish

Moyenne, sur les notes plus sucrées et tourbées, réglissées et mentholées.

Comments

Très bon, mais je reste sur le 16 ans classique. Pour moi cela ne vaut pas forcement le coup de consentir l'investissement supplémentaire demandé pour cette version. A choisir, si je dois investir plus, je préfère de loin le 12 brut de fût.

Bottles are meant to be opened and tasted, not stared in a shelve !
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
10 Mar 2017 3:05 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
My Collection
Macerik
Expert Junior Macerik Review note
06 Jan 2017 10:04 pm
Macerik gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.3
Nose
84
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
83
Presentation
84
My Collection

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