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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating 16 votes 87.50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Islay Single Malt
Bottle code
5010019641281
Added on
13 Oct 2013 2:01 pm

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

8 Notes

Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
21 Mar 2017 8:30 pm
Color
Amber
Nose

intensiv, aber sehr mild und rund (fürn Laphi), die hauseigene Desinfektionsmittelnote ist natürlich da, hält sich aber etwas zurück, dazu Menthol, was Fruchtiges (Apfel-/Birnenkompott) und etwas verrottetes Holz

Taste

wow, auch hier erst Frucht auf der Zungenspitze, Gummibärchen, Minze, dann Salz, Pfeffer, süßes Karamel und bittere Asche

Finish

lang, Salz, Pfeffer, Asche, Hustentropfen, Kamillan

Comments

Lange nicht getrunken, und ich bin überrascht und finde den richtig lecker, ich hatte ihn als eher langweilig in Erinnerung, Laphi in weichgespült, ohne Eier. Vielleicht war ich damals noch nicht reif für den. Rückblickend gesehen waren die unter 50€ natürlich ein toller Preis. Aktuell... vergessen wir's.

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helmutgw
Expert Senior helmutgw Review note
18 Jan 2017 11:10 am
helmutgw gave this whisky 86 points

F: dunkelgold - Kupfer

N: Phenol: Jod, medizinisch dominant, frische Minze, gelbe Früchte

G: sehr leichter Körper, Phenol im Vordergrund, viel Alkohol, wirkt jünger als 15 Jahre

A: lang und medizinisch  - frisch, wird bitter

+H2O: mehr Alkohol, nicht erstrebenswert


Kein Vergleich zu der nichtraucher Ausprägung von 2016 #65104


Weighted Rate
86.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
84
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
85
helmutgw
Owidram
Expert Senior Owidram Note
27 Dec 2016 10:55 am
Owidram gave this whisky 90 points

Deep golden color

Fantastic nose,  balanced, fruity with a touch of peat, smoked lemon.
Nice balance in the mouth, even that reduced, it's still enough power. Peatier than on the nose. Kiwi notes.
Finish is wonderful, silky, complex, straight, adjusted.
a L8 161 bottle code here, Wow, this is a hell of a batch.


I love Islay
Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Tasting note
07 Feb 2016 6:03 pm
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Rauchige Salzluft, staubige Eiche, Vanille und Frucht - sehr lebendig und jugendlich.

Taste

Man schmeckt sofort das junge alter, wenn auch dieser schon wesentlich besser ist, als der 10 jährige. Süßer Rauch und Salz in Zusammenspiel mit Vanille, Pfeffer, Eiche und unreifen Früchten.

Finish

Lang und trocken mit viel Säure und etwas Bitterkeit.

Comments
Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Note
07 Feb 2016 6:57 pm

Laphroaig Tasting Notes:


Colour:  Bright gold

Nose:   Mild versus the 10 Years Old, soft smoke, pleasant sweet, like new hay

Body:   Full bodied, smooth

Taste:  Lively oak sweetness, warm peat smoke, fresh nutmeg and toasted almonds. Faint salt

Finish: Prolonged, mellow

korry78
Expert Senior korry78 Note
13 Mar 2015 6:46 pm
korry78 gave this whisky 90 points

Serge Valentin

Laphroaig 15 yo (43%, OB, Bottled +/- 2006) Star5.jpg 
The 15 has always been a controversial version but I always liked its extra-subtlety. 
Nose: okay, these new badges seem to be a bit rougher than the older ones, closer to the 10. More coastal and peaty but also more caramelly. Smoked cake? Notes of kumquats, citrons, raw ginger… Salsify? Quite different from both the older 15 and the current 10, in fact. Superb notes of grapefruits. 
Mouth: oh yes, it’s much more complex than the 10. Lots of dried citrus fruits, oysters, salt… Excellent, bolder than the earlier versions. Lots of oomph. 
90 points.
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korry78
Expert Senior korry78 Note
13 Mar 2015 5:43 pm
korry78 gave this whisky 90 points
Laphroaig 15-year-old, 43 vol from Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion (4th edition)

Colour: pale amber.
Nose: phenol, tar, sulphur.
Body: medium to full, with a soothing oiliness.
Palate: a deceptive moment of sweetness and grassiness, then an explosion of sulphur, burning peat, and Islay intensity.
Finish: round, dry, long, warming.
Score: 89
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Master Quill
Expert Senior Master Quill Note
08 Mar 2015 11:10 pm
Master Quill gave this whisky 89 points

I gather this is the boxed version (as opposed to the one in tubes). I had one from around 2004/2005 and scored it 89.

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