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Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.29/100
votes
571
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 750 ml
Bottle code
L509657B
Barcode
5010019637765
Added on
04 Mar 2015 7:55 pm by stf92
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 152,81

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

91 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.29 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. uap304 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very nice balance between the younger superstars of the family, and the understated (and misunderstood by me) 18-year old. I would still go for the 10-year CS, but I get it.
    • Nose
      Typical Laphroaig medicinal peat. How amazing is that by the way?! The extra years have added fruits and vanilla into the fold.
    • Taste
      It's great. Well-balanced. Smoke and oak. Strongly sweet. Fruits coming out.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, bitter. Always with the smoke. Fantastic.

  3. mothers_finest scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I am somehow a Laphi fanboy but this one dont kicks me out of my chair. Very weak in the taste and finish, it could bear some extra percent of alcohol. Apart from the citrus notes behind the smoke, i also had some rubbery notes that i never detected before in a Laphroaig. Is it because it was my 4th dram today or was my sample maybe faulty and oxidized - i really dont know; but the one i had was not the one i prefer compared to recently other ones. If you want to spend 85 bugs for a nice smoky dram, you should swipe the cask strength edition. If course, a bad comparison because of the difference in ABV, but if i only had 85 bugs... You know what i mean ;)

  4. ChrisSym scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Not the finest, but certainly one of the most exciting Laphroaigs. Great smokiness that does not mask the delicious fruity aromas.
    • Nose
      First, the typical Laphroaig-smokiness, but comes a little "rounder" and fuller therefore. With a little more rest in the glass, the malt develops a heavy fruitiness, very full. The smokiness is great in the background with integrated. Otherwise fresh, a little citrus. Partially slightly "perfumed"
    • Taste
      Directly intense and intense, still green banana. Which then stays the whole time. Extremely mild in the mouth, very pleasant and an uncharacteristically subtle smokiness. You do not want to swallow the trofps. Very sweet and fruity, hardly any phenolic taste.
    • Finish
      Fairly medium-long, pleasantly mild and keeps very full and fruity on the palate. Peat, smokiness and a very light salty note complete the finish.

  5. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Fine, elegant, of the light and airy variety. But not too easy or meaningless. It's all there, which makes Islay: beautiful bacon smoke with very slight iodine tincture, grape and vanilla sweetness. "Islay for gentle tourists", so to speak. The longer the malt in the glass, the more pleasant it becomes, the aroma cloud opens up again. He is damned "tasty", as that is called beautiful.
    • Nose
      Immediately beautiful greasy smoke rises from the Nosingglas. In addition to the Bourbon barrel fruits have also (where ever) a few darker Sherryfassfruchtaromen vorzugescheltelt. In this respect, this malt reminds me more of the Lagavulin Distillers Edition than the 12-year-old Lagavulin. The longer the Laphroaig is in the glass, the stronger the grape and vanilla aromas appear.
    • Taste
      Very fine-oily, this malt comes into the mouth, the 43% are gentle and pleasant. On the palate, the fifteen-year-old is very vanilla and grape sweet, from afar again a little sherry. The bacon smoke aromas along with delicate medicinal notes are much less present than in the nose.
    • Finish
      The finish is short to medium. The gentleness remains; typical smoke, fine greasiness, vanilla and grape sweetness.

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very good whisky for a core range, non cask strength expression.
    • Nose
      Cold smoke indeed, like gango said. It reminds me of plasters and bandages., and a little bit of TCP. It's a bit fishy too, like dried cod. Then there is vanilla sweetness, lemon curd, peach, and at the background there is grass.
    • Taste
      Quite powerful and tasty, given it's ABV. The peat smoke is earthier now, with burnt roots and gentian (and to a lesser extent the TCP). It's more on dried fruit now, with apricot and white raisin. It mixes well with the tiny bit of lemon curd that can be detected. Vanilla and cinnamon lead towards the finale.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, oily and earthy, with smoke, burnt twigs, toffee, vanilla and allspice.

  8. gango4 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      The slightly cold, medical smoke is from the beginning presänt in the nose. In addition, sweet bright fruits combine. A slightly salty note joins. Alcoholic note very reserved. Enjoyable. With some warmth increasingly sweet, less medically. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      On the tongue very intense, despite the 43%, he burns neat front. Typical Laphroaig character, thin non-oily but sweet body. No smoke monster.
    • Finish
      In the aftertaste of the now practically no longer medical smoke rather a bit warmer, which reminds me surprisingly strong of Ardbeg. Sweetness stays behind. Weak salt.

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting
    Nose: very thin, a few fruits, some smoke, leather, Ingwar, citrus and biscuit Mouth: citrus, butter biscuit, malt, vanilla, a little bitterness Finish: Short to medium. Little complexity and depth.
    Tip: Stagnant or oxidized Talisker 10yo
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. rb854 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, peat, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, medicinal, smoked fish, iodine, ginger, leather, malty, lemons and peaches.
    • Taste
      Sweet and oily, vanilla, peat, medicinal, tropical fruits, nectarines, coffee and leathery.
    • Finish
      Sweetness stays, fruity with subtle peat, coffee, tobacco, a slight bitterness.

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