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Lagavulin 1995

Overall rating 243 votes 91.36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2014
Vintage
30.01.1995
Bottled
02.04.2014
Calculated age
19 years old
Casktype
European Oak Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
3500
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4092LS000
Barcode
5000281037981
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
24 May 2014 6:17 pm by pilgrim77
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Tastingtags

32 Notes

whiskycuse
Expert Senior whiskycuse Note
05 Aug 2017 7:12 pm
whiskycuse gave this whisky 93 points
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
21 Jul 2017 3:10 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 93 points

[June, 2014]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 0753 that I bought for 124 Euro in May, 2014.

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 92,5.  My notes state a dangerously quaffable Islay style dram.

There is no accounting for taste...
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 4:47 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 93 points

[September, 2016]  I had another 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 92,5.  I took no detailed notes.

There is no accounting for taste...
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 3:56 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 93 points

[April, 2016]  I had another dram during a private birthday tasting at Hamburg.

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 92,5.  I took no detailed notes.

There is no accounting for taste...
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
05 May 2017 5:40 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 93 points

[October, 2014]  I had another dram during a "Feis Ile 2014" 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 92,5.  My notes state this is one of the best recent Lagavulin releases (if not the best at all...).

I had my first sip at the distillery during Feis Ile 2014 and emptied a complete bottle until the end of the festival.  Excellent stuff!

There is no accounting for taste...
wheatfield
Expert Junior wheatfield Review note
04 Mar 2017 5:35 am
wheatfield gave this whisky 89 points

Pours gold. Nose is peat forward, with a bit of juniper/gin and other botanicals, kind of on the dirty/jagged side which I enjoy here. Mouth is again quite dirty with big peat and some herbal touches, lime peel and medicine cabinet in the finish. Texture is lush and thick like a nice Brora. Lots of the the botanicals flare up on the finish. They make it interesting, and it's a solid whisky overall. Still not one I'd seek out.

Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
89
Body
93
Finish
86
Price
93
Presentation
90
Ivynor
Expert Senior Ivynor Tasting note
25 Jun 2016 12:39 pm
Ivynor gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Extrêmement fin, d'entrée un grand tourbé/sherry, sur les fruits secs, le goudron, l'iode, un peu de cerise noire. Belle impression huileuse (poisson gras). Le tout est incroyablement fondu. Difficile de cerner un arôme précis.

Taste

Dans la continuité du nez, texture superbe, grasse, avec des notes finement tourbées, iodées et épicées (poivre, clou de girofle), une belle touche de gentiane, un peu d'écorces d'agrumes, du café, un peu de caramel. Difficile encore de décrire le sherry, bien que présent, tout est très bien fondu.

Finish

Enveloppante et longue, légèrement épicée, de la tourbe, de la cerise noire et du poisson gras.

Comments

Très fondu et élégant. Un lagavulin de grande classe
92 + / 93 -

Merci beaucoup Tomy pour le partage de ce magnifique embouteillage.

tomy63
Expert Senior tomy63 Note
24 Jun 2016 11:23 pm
tomy63 gave this whisky 93 points

couleur ambre clair, magnifique nez de peaty/sherry où tout est parfaitement fondu (à la Ardbeg des 1970's) avec une tourbe grasse, huileuse, maritime, beaucoup de goudron, caoutchouc, fruits secs, tabac, chocolat, herbes médicinales, girofle. La bouche s'ouvre sur une texture huileuse impressionnante, elle semble d'abord douce puis plus puissante sur la fin, on retrouve les arômes du nez avec un peu plus de poivre et d'iode, peut-être un peu de cerises noires et de cendre aussi. Finale très longue, sur le tabac, les épices (cannelle, girofle).

mister noll81
Member Senior mister noll81 Review note
17 Jun 2016 11:17 pm
mister noll81 gave this whisky 93 points

The price winning whisky for Feis Ile 2014, absolutely a perfect balanced whisky from Lagavulin.

Weighted Rate
92.7
Nose
93
Initial taste
94
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
95
Presentation
90
UndergroundAgent
Expert Junior UndergroundAgent Review note
06 Jun 2016 8:17 am
UndergroundAgent gave this whisky 94 points

The nose is glorious: Fresh Lemon verbena citrus spritz on a warm summers day. A hint of chamomile, sage, mojito sugar and fresh mint. Plum fruits and such balanced and beautiful peat delivery. Some varnish notes sit under the peat and draw you in. Addictive and moreish. So hard to put down!

In the mouth: Bottled at cask strength 54.7% you wouldn't know it. It feels so balanced and confident from start to finish. There is no uneasy ethanol burn on the nose or the palate. Quite an achievement. Aged In a sherry cask for 19 years this is complex and mature for its age. There is chewy chewy smoke and lovely licorice, a little ginger in the cheeks, herbs and exotic spices from the oak and a wonderful long hot but pleasant, sauna experience like finish!

I truly have no time for Diageo's slight of hand and corporate greed, however there must be some exceptions when a distillery excels with passion and craft. Seek this bottle out, enjoy and celebrate.

94/100

Weighted Rate
94
Nose
99
Initial taste
95
Body
93
Finish
93
Price
90
Presentation
90
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