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Overall rating
87.79/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Refill Sherry & Refill Hogsheads
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
07 Oct 2013 2:53 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74,90

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Lg4 SMS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.79 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    Youthful spirit from this distillery is well known for its crisp and intense flavour, but Lg4 bucks that trend. With more sherry-cask influence than earlier entries in the range, it combines a weighty body with the fresh and crisp smoke, creating a well-balanced and powerful whisky.Cask details;

    Mid-1990s' refill sherry with early 2000s’ refill hogsheads.Tasting Notes;

    Nose

    Rich and dark, with freshly ground coffee and barrel char complemented by freshly turned earth. Hammy notes follow, with brown-sugar sweetness, barbecued apples and freshly tanned leather.

    PalateSharp and green on the palate to start, with ferns and Granny Smith apples. The sharpness quickly sweetens and gets weightier, with stewed apple and liquorice joined by rich and earthy smoke.FinishLong and lingering, with rock-pool minerality, hammy smoke and sweet apples.

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A really fantastic Lagavulin. Mostly Bourbon casks bring a peaty and sweet coastal experience. Very nice!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Jevan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Jevan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I wasn't so sure about this one at first but it has come into its own as quite a powerful dram even if it lacks polish. This at greater age could have been spectacular. 84
    • Nose
      Seashore smells, briny, tar, dry flint, dried seaweed with something slightly sweet and fruity underlying. Light oak with water. Old bleached fishboxes.
    • Taste
      Very tarry and smoky up front. Oily mouth coating feel with hints of dried fish or kippers. Vanilla and spices with white pepper. Slight plastic taste.
    • Finish
      Medium long with spices up front fading to give dried fish and light oak.

  5. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. wbarchive_424758 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beastly, pure, youngish.
    Wet rope, vanilla.
    Lovely salty and kippery.
    With water, it gets a little oakier
    Uncompromised.

  8. Fable scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Kalle Grabowski scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Compared to other of the Elements of Islay series, this Lagavulin lays on it. Like a dirty beast, it covers the palate with smoke and overwhelms all the senses. A whisky with wow effect.

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