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Lagavulin 1998

Overall rating
87.98/100
votes
365
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2014
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv. 4/503
Bottle code
L4268CM000
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
27 Oct 2014 3:09 pm by sherryrauch
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 100,68

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1998

69 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.98 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A typical Lagavulin. The Distillers Edition is much sweeter and milder compared to the "normal" 16-year-old Lagavulin. The smoke is comparatively not so intense. Whether the higher price is justified in comparison to the "normal" Lagavulin is difficult to say, since both have the same Brennereicharakter but yet somehow different. Nevertheless, I like the Distillers Edition 2014 very well.
    • Nose
      Fine, sweet and subtle smoke pours out of the glass. Malted fruit mixes pleasant smoke. An orange aroma meets vanilla and, of course, slightly peaty smoke again.
    • Taste
      First come citrus fruits, oranges, to the fore. These fruity aromas are immediately covered by fine peaty smoke. Light salt and iodine over the tongue and go into a pleasant peppery pungency.
    • Finish
      The sharpness of the taste becomes more intense. The smoke comes back and ends in a slightly bitter coffee note. The finish is medium in length, finely smoky and ends with a fine hint of coffee and a hint of nut.

  2. MiJo1881 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. uap304 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Enjoyable but not complex. Maybe an off bottle? I’m not sure how this ended up with a 10-point lower score than the standard bottling. 
    • Nose
      Sweet and rich, but not cloying. Softer campfire smoke than the original, but still mostly smoky and difficult to find any fruit or sherry. 
    • Taste
      Rich mouthfeel.  Sweet attack, then smoke and chili. 
    • Finish
      Turning anemic, brief finish. Peat and dark chocolate. 

  4. DenisL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (21) It's not bad "(86) The
    • Nose
      The aroma is soft, pleasant ... candy-fruit ... raspberry ... light peat ... orange jam ... old mint ... wet stones ... barn (22) The
    • Taste
      Taste ashy ... salty-sweet ... watermelon (21) The
    • Finish
      Finish paper and fruity ... smoked prunes, eucalyptus oil ... smoked fish (22) The

  5. DrBardamu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    A very creamy expression - very drinkable
    • Nose
      Pretty reluctant peat and smoke, little bit cheesy, sea breeze, salty
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, citric, little bit meaty, butter
    • Finish
      Medium long warm, still oily

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An excellent combination of classical ayles with a sherry barrel, developing from the dominance of the base in the taste to the predominance of the barrel at the finish of the Molot has a solid character, excellent depth and richness of the components, and this under commercial strength - no questions arise - 43% is enough. In general, another classy Lagavulin, but if you put the question squarely - DE or 16YO, I would choose 16YO for myself, somehow a cleaner and uncomplicated version clings.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, classic, smoky-smoked on a peat substrate, lagavulin notes in a frame of dried fruit and raisin tones, dried apples.
    • Taste
        Here the sherry influence is already more powerful than itself, and competes on an equal footing with the base - a dense wave of raisins, dried apricots, sweet creamy tones, bitter chocolate along with smoke, smoked products, peat and charcoal, just a lot, deep and rich.
    • Finish
      Here it seems that both the barrel and the base are slightly exhausted, but the remnants of strength turned out to be greater in the barrel - the finish is clearly raisin, dried fruit, sweet-creamy; smoke and peat somewhere on the periphery, trying to take revenge, but still a little nedobirayut.

  9. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Not very complex but interesting!
    • Nose
      A typical nose of the laga, smoked but soft enough in fact, not aggressive.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is slightly fruity, refining in sherry futs has done its work, pepper is present.
    • Finish
      The finish is very peppery and salty (Talisker?).

  10. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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