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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.46/100
votes
780
Whiskybase ID
WB65104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
200 Years of Laphroaig
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
72000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L509657B
Barcode
5010019637765
Added on
04 Mar 2015 7:01 pm by stf92
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 355.64

82 × in wishlist

780 × member ratings

3887 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

113 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    You can complain about the price, about the malt not. Very nice, as the notes of exotic fruits and the mild smoke unite. The 43% are just right.
    • Nose
      The 15YO surprised at the beginning with a relatively mild peat note. The otherwise typical for Laphroaig phenolic-medical grade is weak. The smoke is subtle and mild and dresses notes of grapefruit and blood orange. As soon as the nose has become accustomed to the smoke and the peat, the fruit note intensifies and remains for a long time. Over time, notes of old leather, tobacco and old oak planks come.
    • Taste
      Creamy and mouth-filling onset. Slightly oily. Grapefruit again, with lemon jelly. Mild seasoning of pepper and nutmeg. Slightly peaty, earthy, loamy. Fantastically fine mild smoky note, which is present for a long time.
    • Finish
      Drying in the medium long finish.

  2. ZhengMoMo scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    This wine is a very good interpretation of the definition of elegant style, Islay Island's peat whisky, do not need to be violent and sharp, can also express their style perfectly, although only 43% alcohol, but soft but not weak , very advanced work.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Pouring wine, smoky smoke and iodine, soft and elegant, sweet caramel, cool sea breeze, reef on the beach, a hint of oak, vanilla, creamy chocolate, lemon cake.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Entrance, soft smoke, orange juice sour and sweet, fruit hard candy, a little lime taste, light salty taste like shellfish juice, soft, but enough strength to support the overall flavor expression.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long aftertaste, light smoke, sweet and sour orange juice, sea salt, nuts.

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well put-together malt which needs to be explored with time. Suffers of 43% abv. imho as flavors are not as concentrated as in earlier versions of the 15 or 10 @43% abv. for that matter. Inferior to the latter ones, too. Still decent complexity. I like it better than the newer 16 @48% abv. for its elegance.

  4. GlasMost scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    This has always been my favourite Laphroaig. I read somewhere that Prince Charles is very fond of it as well.
    Sadly missed expression and even better than the 18 in my memory.

  5. Макс scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  6. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 15yo 200th Anniversary Edition 43%. Aroma has a nice balance between wood and peat. Burnt logs. Embers. Vanilla in background. Taste is soft vanilla, spice, light peat, nice mixed elements creating some basic complexity - it has some complexity from the balance of oak, peat, spirit and water but it's not as complex as the best. The overheated eggnog got burnt in the pan. The balance is really nice - it's classy rather than punchy. I prefer a younger and punchier Laphroaig but this is a beautiful whisky in its own right too. 3.7/88

  8. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    (Blind tasting 2018)
    I really like the end of the week, uncomplicated and still drinkable, reminds me of Talisker, maybe the Storm? I estimate age at 12 years. Alcohol is probably less than 46%, in the beginning it was still a bit pungent, but not more later.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Aah, delicious smoke!
      So greasy, wet cardboard, and smoldering smoke that reminds me faintly of Laphroaig.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A bit tart at first, then peppery sweetness with the smoked fish aroma, mackerel with red pepper.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sounds longer, but the sweetness fades in favor of the beautiful oily smoky trail.

  9. bvrsky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Gweddry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    interesting, less expressive, delicate
    • Nose
      fresh, sweet pears, yellow melon, pear jam, sea buckthorn, mango, trace of sherry, fine smoke, meadow honey, sweet ketchup, then omelette, liqueur pralines, apple puree
    • Taste
      on islay soft and less pronounced, coals and peat, mango, salty pickle, lemon pepper,
    • Finish
      omelette, smoke, traces of tropical fruit and brine

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