- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- 48.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Old Label
- Bottle code
- L9 348
- Added on
- 09 Apr 2009 3:11 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 18-year-old
70 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.26 points
- [December, 2009] Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 61,50 Euro in April, 2009.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 87,5. My notes state an easy to drink Laphroaig with just subtle peaty notes.
- A wonderful drop
Nose: smoke (phenolic iodine) and a complex variety of other aromas, not biting, but strong, but also fresh and slightly oak, wonderfully balanced
Taste: In the mouth a strong onset, yet soft with light sweet notes, the smoke does not prevail and gives together with the oak a great round taste
Fiish: finish long, dry, the smoke and sweetness still sound wonderfully.
If the smoke seems too strong - a small drop of water makes the aroma in the nose and the dram on the tongue even softer, but actually you lose something to enjoy.
- The 18 years provide a mild, balanced smoke. Great nose, "elegant" taste, classic finish. I like it very much.
Spicy smoke (smoked ham), salt, phenol, peat - all there, what to expect from a Laphroaig. Here the ingredients are very well connected, they form a beautiful unity. The strength of the smoke fades over time and gives room for a fresh apple note. Behind (underneath?) Is loamy, damp soil. A great nose.
On the tongue, the smoke is tamed, soft and supple, the malt fills every last corner of the mouth. The 18 years in the barrel you notice on the tongue, oak notes and feinherbe chocolate pass. Nutmeg, with leather and tobacco notes.
Medium and dry, with the smoke of a smoldering campfire.
- After-tasting after two years: he has lost none of its quality.
- Character: An Islay classic that scores with its soft balance. A little less sweet compared to the 18-year-old from the white tube. Perfect drinking strength and "pure Islay".
Rating: Everyone who likes Laphi combi peat smoke, iodine and algae / sea spray should certainly try this one. Softer and more elegant Laphroaig hardly. There are whopping 91 points from me
Basic flavors: peat, smoke, medicinal, malt, maritime, citrus, mineral
Description: The nose is really nice and balanced. Here is everything there, what a Laphi needs. Peat smoke mixes with a medical iodine note and sweet malt. Algae and a pinch of sea spray provide a distinctive Islay profile. At first impression, I find this filling a little less sweet than the successor, ie the 18-year-old from the white tube. With the service life, freshly grated lemon peel and fresh mineral notes come through behind the dominant notes. I can not grab individual fruits. Delicious, intense and harmonious.
Basic flavors: peat, smoke, spices, oak, honey, malt, medicinal, maritime
Description: Very soft and intense, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Even at first impression conveys a powerful complexity. Pepper and an intense oak flavor make the mouth water. This 18er comes in a really optimal drinking strength therefore. A touch of honey and sweet barley malt carry extremely soft peat smoke, iodine and algae-tang. In the transition to the finish is subtle a light oak flavor. All together remarkably soft and almost oily from the drinking flow.
Basic flavors: smoke, oak, maritime, malt, coffee
Description: The finish holds what nose and taste promise. It is long and has a beautiful balance of peat smoke, oak and wild lake. It is richly malty and also slightly sweet. Towards the end, espresso powder settles on the teeth. Simply delicious.
Light delicate smoke and peat, lemon pulp, chalk, vanilla notes, mineral motifs, tablets and new bandages, a dusty barn, a little sea freshness, freshly sawn boards, new leather clothing. 22
From medium to full-bodied, moderately dry. Lemon, black pepper, smoke, sea salt, mineral water, a bit of oak. 21
Long, astringent, enveloping, fading smoothly. At first, sulfur-mineral motifs dominate, oak barrels, towards the end, the same light delicate smoke and phenolicity come to the fore. 23
Balanced, "rounded" whisky, everything in its place. Balance 22
- A bit too smoky for me, but I really like the bitterness. 83 points
Intense smoke. A mixture of medical smoke and campfire smoke. Grapefruit and honey. Then oak is added, not very little.
Ash. Citrus. Oak. With swallowing comes an impressive bitterness, which I continue to train - and certainly not pleasant for everyone.
Long, ashy, very bitter. Intense espresso.