Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Whiskybase

Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.68/100
votes
317
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
14th Release
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
31428
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L4128CM000
Barcode
5000281038643
Added on
21 Sep 2014 11:30 am by GLEN MAUR
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 112,02

Tastingtags

55 Notes

berarith73
Expert Junior berarith73 Review note
23 Apr 2018 6:57 pm
berarith73 gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
91
Presentation
91
Bernard DEGRANGE My Collection
Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
22 Mar 2018 9:44 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

So simple, yet so characterful. There's this fattiness that no other contemporary Islay spirit has, along with a fair bit of pine and a slice of rubber from peat. It's almost like somebody found a way to peat a riesling... Water makes it fresher and brings out some ashes. With more water, salinity pushes through. This is just wonderfully honest, and as I keep adding water, it refuses to become tamed.

Taste

Amazingly soft body for an over 50 % whisky. Grapefruit and oily smokiness. Water doesn't soften it much, but makes the body fuller and better rounded. Apart from the faint citrics, I don't think there's much of the cask here, which is refreshing.

Finish

Without water it's a fleeting affair. Water unlocks some sweetness and plaster, and a proper, lasting finish. Quite elegant for such a youngster. The ashes make a comeback in the tail.

Comments

Tasted with the 2016 version (89 pts.), which felt slightly harsher on the peat, brighter in general, and more citric, but equal in quality. One of my favorite current young releases.

Usl1978
Member Senior Usl1978 Review note
27 Dec 2017 5:53 pm
Usl1978 gave this whisky 91 points

Sehr gut!,


Weighted Rate
90.8
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
92
Reakwoon
Member Senior Reakwoon Review note
27 Dec 2017 2:34 pm
Reakwoon gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.6
Nose
93
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
86
Presentation
92
HammerHead
Expert Senior HammerHead Review note
03 Nov 2017 4:56 pm
HammerHead gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
90
Whisky-Tester
Expert Senior Whisky-Tester Review note
01 Aug 2017 3:31 am
Whisky-Tester gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
89
Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
26 Jul 2017 7:01 pm
Achany gave this whisky 89 points

Peat, smoke, some salt, a hint of bacon, after a while the sweetnes kicks in, some vanilla, fruity, citrus as well, some spices and herbs. complex, a lot going on, really wonderful stuff. I love it - CS, age statement, perfect value

Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
86
Zoltavar
Expert Senior Zoltavar Review note
22 May 2017 10:43 pm
Zoltavar gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.9
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
91
Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
27 Feb 2017 5:21 pm
Allandale gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Gentle and sweeter than expected.Peat smoke,grainy cereals , butterscotch sweetness,boiled sweets,apple sauce,spearmint and juicy fruit. Toffee note,leather, with spice in the finish. Complex.

Taste

Complex.Sweet and lively. oily with lime zest and barley  sugar sweetness. Peat smoke. Dry and aromatic wood cut by a salty smoky sharpness. Also fruity , near a wood-fired stove. 

Finish

Lengthy,warming and coating.Waxy,resinous and herbal  with burnt dried mixed fruit: sweet on the tongue with smoke on the breath. Lovely


Comments

Medium Body. Lovely Lagavulin. 

Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Note
22 Feb 2017 7:08 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 91 points

tasted 2014 together with 2015 edition. Both great whiskies. The 2014 with a more fruity lemon strawbery side whereas the 2015 with a bbq meaty more dusty sherry character and of course both with a strong peaty body and a lot of ashes towards the end. I think I prefer the 2014.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login