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Lagavulin 12-year-old Pure Islay Malt

Overall rating
92.32/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
White Horse Distillers Ltd.
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Importato Montenegro S.P.A - Zola Predosa
Market
it Italy
Added on
07 Oct 2013 11:21 pm

Average value

€ 1787.70

46 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Senior Whisky Genießer
96
Expert Junior Bonaparte
95
Expert Junior jay83
95
Connoisseur hs305
95
Expert Junior Xiuying
95
Expert Junior Sharknose
95
Expert Junior Safra78
95
Member Senior Routledge
94
Expert Senior Comber
94
Member Senior Samtje
94
Expert Senior sigma6
94
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94
Expert Senior Lynchpin
94
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94
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94
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94
Expert Senior checkpointrk
94
Member Senior MacBoon-a-havn
94
Expert Senior Gunners
94
Expert Senior checkpointuk
94
Expert Junior Schwester_S
93
Expert Senior Maltwarrior
93
Expert Junior Langem
93
Expert Senior Entscheidung
93
Expert Junior Easternexorcist80078
93
Expert Senior Custodian
93
Expert Senior stf92
92
Connoisseur mad69
92
Expert Senior Marky
92
Expert Junior Pépé
91
Expert Senior aphex
91
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91
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
Expert Senior Jeep51
90
Expert Senior Raremalt61
90
Expert Senior Forrest
90
Expert Senior tomy63
89
Member Senior jmtsi
89
Expert Junior Jack Marinello
89
Expert Junior openinterface
88
Connoisseur André
88
Expert Senior VWWW
86

28 × in collection

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Expert Senior VWWW
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Hidden user
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
0
Taste
0
Finish
0
Balance
0

Tastingtags

6 Notes

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
24 Jul 2017 12:30 am
aphex gave this whisky 91 points

Nose : Subtle. OBE (Old Bottle Effect) took its time, did its work and melted the aroma. Let's take our time too. Candied fruits, orangey notes, caramel, earthy notes. Hints of leather. Smoke.

Mouth : Diluted but tasty. Caramel, orangey notes, walnuts, earth, mint, resinous notes. Once again the aroma are deliciously melted.

Finish : Medium, resinous.


OBE at work everywhere but damn that was good. A subtle and elegant dram to enjoy slowly.

VWWW
Expert Senior VWWW Note
08 May 2017 9:17 am
VWWW gave this whisky 86 points

Here is your "once in a livetime dram", unless you've got a whole bottle of course...

I need to say i've had better Lagavulins, but yes it is worth a try! You need to give it time to open up. The power develops within 10 or 15 minutes and than the nose keeps on changing from raisins and ashes in the nose. So much different than the current bottlings. Keep it as long in your mouth as you possibly can and this time capsule shows you every corner of paradise... The after taste is medium to long and delivers dry tannins and peat smoke.
If i need to give it a score blind, i think i would give it 86 points, it is the fact that it is rare and from the early 70's that lot of people rate it above 90 points.
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hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 3:40 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 95 points

[October, 2016]  I had this dram during a "Lagavulin Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.

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 it 95.  I took no detailed notes.

There is no accounting for taste...
tomy63
Expert Senior tomy63 Note
18 Oct 2015 12:08 pm
tomy63 gave this whisky 89 points

(version Montenegro Import Zola Predosa) Couleur or profond, nez assez fin et subtil, légèrement tourbé, un peu d’orange, de caramel, de noisette, de tabac, de sous-bois, de thé fumé, le tout avec le côté un peu fondu de l’OBE. Moins bien en bouche, ça manque de puissance à 43%, un peu plus marquée par le caramel, toujours des noisettes, de l’orange, un peu de fumée, d’iode et du poivre en fin de bouche. Finale un peu courte. Légère déception au final sur cet embouteillage mythique. Les bouteilles ne semblent pas toutes du même niveau.

checkpointuk
Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
09 Jun 2015 2:37 pm
checkpointuk gave this whisky 94 points

http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/lagavulin-12y-white-horse-und-laphroaig-10y-bonfanti-zwei-standards-aus-den-siebzigern-27494/ 

Farbe: Altes Gold
Nase: Zigarre und Asche, fri­sche Tabak­blät­ter, schwere Oran­gena­ro­men, rau­chi­ger Tee und viel alter tor­fi­ger Sherry, leckere Kräu­ter, Kaf­fee­rösta­ro­men mit Vanille, Hasel­nuss, Kohle, Schuh­sohle, Leder. Diese Aro­men­viel­falt ist ein­fach nur gigan­tisch. Very old style!
Geschmack: Sal­zi­ges Harz, rau­chi­ger Torf, erdige Noten, wun­der­bare Sher­rya­ro­men beglei­tet von dump­fen Kräu­tern. Dazu Oran­gen­scha­len und Vanille, immer sal­zi­ger wer­dend. Gegen Ende über­wie­gen die Kräu­ter­a­ro­men.
Finish: Sehr lang, tro­cken sal­zig, Tabak und Teer, leicht herbe Kräu­ter mit eher mil­der Orange, tro­cken tor­fig aus­klin­gend.
94 Punkte (Nase: 94 / Geschmack: 94 / Finish: 94)

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