http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=217 Color: gold
Nose: Dull-earthy-peaty! Leather, iodine, salt, pepper and sparkling lemon. But also beautiful malt notes, butter and smoked fish. No alcohol tips in the nose - on the contrary, harmonious and round with maritime character of algae, seaweed, ship dew and hints of vanilla.
Taste: Full of flavor, balanced and with a beautiful earthiness. A concentrated load of dull peat and a delicious spiciness with lots of pepper, heavy notes of leather, dried fruit and vanilla. In addition a gently flattened herbal smoke combination runs. Towards the finish becoming drier and again rapidly degrading fruit components.
Finish: Long - dull and a bit dusty dry. Leather and peat notes dominate, the spice is enhanced with tart dried herbs, and delicious chocolate and cocoa notes go hand in hand with the peaty smoke.
Note: The second part is slightly flattened and dull before the chocolate notes are used. All in all, one of the most stocky bottlings of Lagavulin!
91 points (nose: 91 / taste: 92 / finish: 91)