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Overall rating
88.26/100
votes
833
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Old Label
Bottle code
L9 348
Barcode
5010019637086
Added on
09 Apr 2009 3:11 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 221,20

92 × in wishlist

833 × member ratings

3023 × in collection

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

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [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.

  2. old-smokey scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    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.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The 18 years provide a mild, balanced smoke. Great nose, "elegant" taste, classic finish. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium and dry, with the smoke of a smoldering campfire.

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    After-tasting after two years: he has lost none of its quality.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. matts scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  7. valery77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      From medium to full-bodied, moderately dry. Lemon, black pepper, smoke, sea salt, mineral water, a bit of oak. 21
    • Finish
      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
      Total 88

  8. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A bit too smoky for me, but I really like the bitterness. 83 points
    • Nose
      Intense smoke. A mixture of medical smoke and campfire smoke. Grapefruit and honey. Then oak is added, not very little.
    • Taste
      Ash. Citrus. Oak. With swallowing comes an impressive bitterness, which I continue to train - and certainly not pleasant for everyone.
    • Finish
      Long, ashy, very bitter. Intense espresso.

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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