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Lagavulin 1999

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
325
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2015
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv. 4/504
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
27 Oct 2015 10:03 pm by P.A.O.K.you_are
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 87.24

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1999

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Strong smoke, with associations of bacon and smoked ham, immediately rises from my glass. A fresh sea breeze mixes with seaweed, algae and ash. The longer the Lagavulin can breathe, the sweeter and fruity it becomes. Gradually, a complex spectrum of flavors crystallizes out: grapefruit, oranges, light sherry notes (sweet, dark fruits), grapes, vanilla, roasted malt and spicy oak I perceive. The alcohol (43%) is not noticeable.
    • Taste
      With a beautiful, almost creamy texture, Lagavulin spreads throughout the mouth. An intense sweetness slowly runs down the cheeks, while on the tip of the tongue a subtle Pfeffrigkeit begins and causes a slight tingling. The strong campfire smoke is now fully effective: sweet and strong smoky, the whisky begins to work on the taste buds. Red fruits, oranges, vanilla, roasted aromas, delicate hints of nutcracker chocolate, roasted almonds, maritime notes and spicy oak mingle to create a harmonious interplay. The alcohol is optimally integrated.
    • Finish
      Mid to long, sweet smoky and warming. An extinguished campfire with cold ashes and salty chocolate provides the aromatic skeleton. Sweet, dark fruits rear up with the last of their strength and mix with spicy notes of wood and a pleasant nuttiness. The Lagavulin leaves a very slight dryness on the palate. Beautifully balanced and elegant, the powerful aromas are slowly coming to an end.

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    He has something. Intense and hot fight the simple Laga character and the PX barrels - not to compare with the Talisker DE, a very special drawer. Bottom line, I like the Laga 16 but better than the DE (if I had to choose one for me).
    • Nose
      heavy smoke, cigar tobacco, leather, freshly sharpened pencils, old dried ink, plum cake, orange marmalade
    • Taste
      Tar and thick dense smoke immediately fill the mouth. Liquorice. In between, the sweet PX notes fight bravely: thick rum raisins, intense orange marmalade, blackberries, plums and also plums, dark chocolate, pepper. Tar. Grained meat broth with bone and rosemary. Then the tar and smoke wave rolls back up with salty spray in tow ...
    • Finish
      long. The raisins and oranges fade away in a lake of dark chocolate and some pepper, in the end your mouth and throat are still lined for a long time by the thick smoke and tar ...

  3. Xstream scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    First drink after i opened the bottle, not impressed. None of my 2 friends were either. Mostly sigar smoke and tobacco, as we expect from Lagavulin. But not much else. Some sweetness, but still kind of flat and lacking in flavor to balance the smoke out.  Very straight forward and incomplex dram. Not what i expect from a "Distiller's edition". Not even close to the way better and cheaper regular 16yo.Maybe it needs some air, will re-rate later.

  4. Capo scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    First whisky i bought
    • Nose
      Smoke, sault and sweet
    • Taste
      Smoke, little bit spice
    • Finish
      Peat and at the end a bit dry

  5. DenisL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (21.5) Aroma disappointed (86) The
    • Nose
      Burnt prunes, smoked ... smoke ... iodine ... cherries in chocolate ... paraffin ... (21)
    • Taste
      Salty, smoky, wine ... dried fruits with ashes (21,5)
    • Finish
      Finish fruity-smoky ... salt and ashes ... mint ... tobacco (22) The

  6. Fassstärke scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  7. KOQ24 scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    Black Pepper,BBQ Smoke,Iodine,spicy,maritime,Curry,Garlic,grounded Paprika,herbal

    Taste:
    lightly peppery,spicy,BBQ Smoke,Caramel,Plums,
    Big Red chewing gum,grounded Chili & Paprika,Sugar

    Finish:
    Medium to long with a medium to strong Alcohol note.

    Overall:
    A very good Malt, though it lacks in complexity in comparison to some Sherry Finishes from Laphroaig or Bowmore.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      60 60

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly sweet, complex and simply delicious Lagavulin. This is the sixth Distillers Edition from Lagavulin that I have tried and the best so far.
    • Nose
      While the classic Lagavulin traits are there, they have to make room for sweet and soft elements like blood oranges, raisins and dades, some nuts (almonds?), broth and cigar box. Some smoked meat. You will be forgiven for calling this complex and intriguing. 
    • Taste
      It is truly silky soft and simply marvelous on the palate. Again loads of fruit like oranges, raisins and lemons, but also smoked deer on the BBQ (no joke), charcoal, salt, liquorice and tar. The smoke is warm, though not dominant. Like I said: intriguing.
    • Finish
      The long finish leaves the mouth parched, after it first allows the dark and sweet elements to return once more.

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Lorion scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A little bit too sweet, otherwise quite good. 75th
    • Nose
      Strong campfire smoke, more than expected. The sweetness will not be long in coming. The sweetness is getting more intense. So sweet. u cute. Slightly salty, oak, dates. It is now flavored smoke, as the sweetness mixes with the smoke. Interesting.
    • Taste
      Incredibly cute, too, here it is a little too sweet. It's a sticky sweetness that gives the smoke a very unique combination.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and smoky.

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