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Lagavulin 08-year-old

Overall rating 754 votes 85.87
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - 200th Anniversary
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
20000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L6075CM000 02499284
Barcode
5000281045146
Added on
23 Feb 2016 10:37 pm by maltaholic
Colored

Average value

€ 57,92

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 80,00

Buy in Market

113 × in wishlist

Member rates

4166 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

158 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
01 Jun 2017 9:17 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Manager's Masterclass tasting at Feis Ile.  This review is on the second (summer) batch that was significantly larger than the first (spring) batch.  For my review on the spring batch see note below.

This is still an absolutely fine Lagavulin without no doubts but I found the first (spring) batch a little better.  This second batch has some hot moments in the mouthfeel and a slightly more sour taste that I did not find in the first one.  Hence a lower scoring...

Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
86
There is no accounting for taste...
Reakwoon
Member Senior Reakwoon Review note
25 May 2017 6:54 pm
Reakwoon gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
93
Body
89
Finish
93
Price
94
Presentation
92
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
12 Feb 2017 10:54 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[February, 2017]  Excellent cask selection by Pinky or whoever was responsible for that -  a fat, clean, absolutely flawless Lagavulin that represents the distillery profile to its best.  This review is on the first (spring) batch.

Yes, it is just 8 years old but by no means it is immature - despite its young age.  I had a lot of much, much older whiskies that were less mature than this one (and usually full of flaws).  If one wants to discover the original, unmasked Lagavulin profile this is the dram to start with.  Forget about the sherry drained 16 year old (a very nice dram, indeed) or the even more masked Distillers Edition (I like it very much too, but again, this is Lagavulin in disguise).

I am absolutely flabbergasted by this release - Lagavulin as naked as a Lagavulin can be.  The price is more than okayish, and looking at the quality of this dram I even would call this a bargain.  I will save some bottles for my retirement (you know, when you get older your senses will weaken and therefore you prefer strong, powerful and clean spirits then - just the way this Lagavulin is).  Not kidding....

Weighted Rate
90
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
92
Presentation
86
There is no accounting for taste...
theograph
Member Senior theograph Tasting note
19 Jun 2017 8:22 pm
theograph gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Süßer Rauch gleich zu Beginn, Malz und Getreide, eine Meeresbrise, dezent salzig und ein bisschen medizinisch mit Iod, Teer, nasses Holz, Gras?

Taste

Leicht pfeffrig-prickelnd, deutlicher Rauch, Asche, Teer, ausgesprochen süß, malzig-süß, helle Früchte, Brot bzw. Gerteide, frischer Gartenduft und ein paar Kräuter, säuerlich gegen Ende;

Finish

Leicht säuerlich, trocken, schöne Eichennote und zum Abschluss ein Hauch von Menthol!

Comments

Interessanter Malt.

#199
Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Junior Eilean a' Cheo Review note
18 Jun 2017 7:10 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
ctu
Expert Senior ctu Tasting note
12 Jun 2017 11:32 pm
ctu gave this whisky 86 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Sweet peat, smoke, salty caramel, citruses, banana and phenol

Taste

Sweet peat, citruses, vanilla, unripe banana, tobacco and ash

Finish

Long, smoky, spicy

Comments

Slim but pleasant Lagavulin. Is it colored? Really? I can't see it. :)

dRambo
Expert Senior dRambo Review note
02 Jun 2017 12:18 am
dRambo gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82
Nose
84
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
75
Presentation
85
My Collection
dRambo
Expert Senior dRambo Tasting note
01 Jun 2017 11:55 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 82 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Zimt und Zucker, leichte metallische Note, Eichensäure und leichte Tannine, leichte Salznote, schöne Vanille, kaum Rauch

Taste

leicht süß, frisch prickelnd, Eichensäure - leichte Bitterkeit, Eichenwürze, floral, minzig im Hintergrund, Alkohol schön eingebunden - würde ich eher auf 43% schätzen.

Finish

Eiche, Jod, Bitterkeit, trocken, ganz zum Schluß minzig

Comments

einerseits schön frisch würzig, eher leicht mit schönem Zimt in der Nase - anderseits irgendwie dünn. Das Sample reicht mir dann auch

My Collection
Reakwoon
Member Senior Reakwoon Note
26 May 2017 9:58 pm
Reakwoon gave this whisky 91 points

Trotz des jungen Alters ein hervorragender Lagavulin!!!

rpvdwel
Expert Senior rpvdwel Review note
26 May 2017 4:13 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
87

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