Colour: Light Amber
Nose: A huge sherried peat monster. Big Sherry sweetness excellently balanced by the Lahroaig peat and medicinal notes. Thick and oily, syrup, raisin, loads of TCP, bandages, sticking plasters, cough sweets, Calpol. There is some peat and smoke but a more medicinal brute. Despite itself there's still some lovely juicy citrus maintaining a freshness and balancing it out- Lime and orange.
After a bit- Engine oil, sea spray, fresh sea air, iodine, some liquorice and orange chewing gum.
Water: Orange! More earthy too, a little iodine, juicy citrus with some lemon too, the medicinal notes have receded.
After time- Wet leaves, forest floor, resinous sweetness, then more complex sweet sherry with excellently balanced citrus and peat.
Taste: Very, very powerful. Amazing arrival on waves of thick sweetness- Raisin and sherry, orange, overwhelmingly awesome, developing long amazing smoke- Peat, kiln, flint, and medicinal sweetness on TCP and bandages then sticking plasters and sweet orange. There's a minerality all through it too. Incredible development.
Water: More sweet, lots of intense orange, sweet lemon and lime. Big beautiful peat kicking up again, kiln and flint then some ginger and white pepper developing. Perfect balance and long development. Very juicy and sweet and going a little sour into the finish. B.E.A.uoooootiful...
Finish: Long length. Fades easily on sweetness but a peaty note stays and stays with an orange undercurrent.
Water: More orange and sour lime, less peat.
Savagely beautiful. Expert balance of flavours. Power, complexity, everything you could want from Sherried Laph at this age.