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Lagavulin 2000

Overall rating
86.55/100
votes
257
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Double Matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv. 4/505
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
16 Sep 2016 9:03 am by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 94,02

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 2000

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.55 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    2016 DE to see the difference !!
    On the nose, it's sweet and intense on soaked wood, sherry and creamy peat, refined
    the color is also darker.
    In the mouth, it is very pleasant, on this peat associated with sherry impregnated one in the other.
    the fruits are cooked, macerated, on the candied orange peels, a little moldy wood, a little nut, the characteristic smoky is sweet, there is a little seaweed, a little dry smoke too, the spices are sweet, amplifying just the flavors, that's especially a relative softness with the 16 "basic" that I like too!
    the finish is quite long, on the same scents, a little more intense woody and the softness of wood and cold ashes at the bottom of the glass!

  2. Mislay1987 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    The Lagavulin DEs have always been my favourite ones. So lets see what the 2016 Edition is about.Nose: Typical peat smoke and burning wood, complex with fine vanilla and caramel toffee, maritime salty algae notes.  We got some fruity notes of dates, honey and sweet raisins, too. You definitly want to try this one!Taste: Maybe I had too many Islay drams, but this is not as smoky and peaty as I expected it. Some medicinal saltiness and dark chocolate is what makes the bigger part. I also had coffee and these sweet notes from the sherry-casks. Really a solid Distillers edition here.Finish: This one becomes really sweet in the end. Fine notes of smoke and oak mixed with this great dark chocolate aroma. Almost never ending.

    In my opinion this is quite a gem for only 79€. Much more complex than the regular 16 year old. The sherry casks make it just delicious.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Manager's Masterclass tasting at the Feis Ile.As usual this is a nice and easy-to-sip Islay dram with a bold profile.  The yearly batches vary a little but still all are on a high quality level.  This dram proves:  Excellent whisky need not to be very expensive!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Weinquelle Lühmann

    Color: Golden sugar syrup

    Aroma: Intense peat and vanilla. Sweet Roses keeps the smoke at bay. Iodine peat and crispy roasted malt.

    Taste: Full and rich body. Sweet and delicate on the palate; a clear, grassy malt, then peat attacks, smoke fills the mouth. Sometimes very salty seaweed; in the middle coffee and vanilla with a glimmer of fruit.

    Finish: Incredibly long, even for an Islay Malt. Fruit, peat and long-lasting oak. A whisky "to chew" that makes you want more.

  5. Steven79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. mandragoru scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. mosesumike scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Since there are so many different batches and this whisky is not one of my construction sites anyway, I make it short here. Because I always have the same problem with such bottles. But I have the necessary respect for it.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Something was not tested here long enough. Sure, there is seagrass mixed with fleshy smoke. I expected. But if it were not for the ocean freshness I would say there is a bad cask here. Because, where is the PX please in the nose? Hello?
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smoke. Smoke. Smoke, .... ah now some mild salty sherry. Is there creamy kelp? Meaty and greasy it is then already in the final and contrary to some honey and burnt candy I can hardly make out anything from the PX.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Of course, very long and never ending until the next morning. Always there is this old tobacco, older peppers and strange smoke .... again and again this Lagavulin smoke, which unfortunately I can not really enjoy. Sorry.

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Restrained, seems a bit closed. Distant smoke, some menthol, slightly fruity behind. Cooked pears, floury apples. Vodka Lemon.
    • Taste
      Soft, cooling. Caipirinha, burned apple pie, some cocoa powder. Sprite, kohlrabi.

  10. holborndrinker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A decent dram with a decent taste. The price ain't silly - decent amount of flavour for your money.
    • Nose
      84 84
      An inviting nose - quite strong flavours come off, perhaps a little nutty and fruity.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Blimey - the taste buds awaken. Medicinal, iodine giving way to a smokey, woody tatse.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long - keep going.

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