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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating 258 votes 89.79

110 × in wishlist

Member rates

1128 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

60 Notes

Pollenflug
Expert Senior Pollenflug Tasting note
01 Jun 2017 6:10 pm
Pollenflug gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Unmittelbar nach Beginn des Einschenkens ziehen dichte Rauchschwaden über meinen Balkon. Der Alkoholgehalt von fast 58% macht sich anfangs durch ein leichtes Stechen in der Nase bemerkbar, welches nach 15 bis 20 Minuten allmählich verfliegt. Zu den dominanten Rauchnoten gesellen sich intensive Zitrusfrüchte. Reife Limetten, grüne Äpfel, Minze, Grapefruit und eine spürbare vanillige Süße setzen angenehme Kontraste. Im Hintergrund verweilen maritime Noten (in Richtung Algen und Seetang) und ein Hauch von Eichenwürze.

Taste

Gewaltiger Antritt, gepaart mit einer leichten Pfeffrigkeit/Ingwer-Schärfe, die sich auf der Zungenspitze niederlässt. Der kräftige Rauch ist sofort präsent und übernimmt die geschmackliche Oberhand. Das Mundgefühl ist angenehm ölig und speichelflussanregend. Frische Früchte kristallisieren sich heraus: Grüne Äpfel, Limetten und subtile Pfirsichnoten nehme ich wahr. Vanille, Minze und maritime Noten folgen. Feine Eichenholznoten runden die aromatische Vielfalt ab, welche eine leichte Trockenheit hinterlassen.

Finish

Lang. Auch hier bildet der Rauch sofort das geschmackliche Fundament, welches an ein Lagerfeuer am Strand erinnert. Die fruchtigen Noten sowie Vanille zeigen kurzfristig Präsenz, verblassen insgesamt jedoch sehr schnell. Die Eichenwürze nimmt zu und sorgt für eine spürbare, aber angenehme, Trockenheit.

Comments

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hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
01 Jun 2017 9:51 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Manager's Masterclass tasting at Feis Ile.

These cask strength editions usually are very carefully selected casks that represent Lagavulin at its best (and at its best maturation age to me, that is 12 years).  As a lot of members already did excellent review and tasting notes I skip this standard description here.  I like this dram best with some drops of water added that increase both its sweetness and its smokey/peaty flavours.  It takes out some of the slightly bitter/adstringent feelings of the neat dram too.

A great dram and another excellent annual edition of 12 year old Lagavulin...

Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
92
Price
89
Presentation
87
There is no accounting for taste...
Tom na Gruagaich
Expert Senior Tom na Gruagaich Tasting note
12 Oct 2017 10:56 pm
Tom na Gruagaich gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Zitrus, Torfrauch, sehr direkt, Brausetabletten, süß, irgendwie jung, fruchtig und frisch.

Taste

kräftiger Torfantritt, viel Zitrus und eine überraschend heftige Bitterkeit.

Finish

bitter-süß, Pfeffer, etwas aschig, lang und rauchig.

Comments

Kommt mir etwas direkter aber etwas einfacher daher als der 2015er Release. Gerade das ölige fehlt.

Michael
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
12 Oct 2017 9:30 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
89
Initial taste
93
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
91
Presentation
91
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
12 Oct 2017 9:53 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Sweet vanilla with smoke and peat combined in a good way, hints of citrus, spices and salt - not bad

Taste

Very heavy oily and creamy, mellow, lots of citric notes, subtle sweetness and then a full blast of smoke and peat, more like a bonfire which I like and less medicinal

Finish

Long and burning, a little zesty and a tad bitter in the end

Comments

Had rarely such a thick and creamy Lagavulin - great stuff

bokhanov
Expert Senior bokhanov Note
21 Sep 2017 10:50 am
bokhanov gave this whisky 92 points

Или настроение было хорошее или...,но за эти деньги шедевр.

Лагавулин в самом брутальном исполнении. СОЛЬ!!! Пряности,перец чили,корица,кориандр. Если бы не некоторый провал в аромате,можно было бы назвать эталоном.



Brinker
Member Junior Brinker Review note
07 Sep 2017 10:33 am
Brinker gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
85
Body
95
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
90
kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
06 Aug 2017 9:32 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
89
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whiskycuse
Expert Senior whiskycuse Note
05 Aug 2017 7:10 pm
whiskycuse gave this whisky 88 points
Cheng Chee Kaan
Member Senior Cheng Chee Kaan Review note
23 Jul 2017 12:53 pm
Cheng Chee Kaan gave this whisky 89 points

Nose: Pungent sweet ashy smoke, what's that? I'll called it smoked Taiwanese sausages. Pretty briny from the smoke curtain, citrusy, lemon perhaps? Surprisingly fresh nose. After a tiny sip, burnt rubber starting to appear. Arthichokes yes. Fiery kaya. The sweetness is completely flux in the ashy smoke. Great nose!

Palate: Sweet!! Smoked almond? Haha! Oily and nutty. The mouth feel is really good, coats your tongue perfectly. Bang in your mouth! Ashy at the same time. Just a nice touch of burnt sensation.

Finish: Dried smoke. Bitter oranges or herbs? Who cares?? Warmth in your throat down to your chest. A bloody damn good winter dram. And it's pretty pretty long!

Balance: I like how the sweetness combo with the ashy smoke. The alcohol strength is just nice.

Final: As usual, Lagavulin never disappoint. This is one of the best 12YO CS I've tasted.

Verdict: Go and buy one and savor this lovely whisky as soon as you can!

Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
85
Presentation
86
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