Lagavulin 2000

Overall rating
86.71/100
votes
417
Whiskybase ID
WB86844
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2000
Bottled
08.08.2016
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks
Casknumber
lgv.4/505
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv. 4/505
Bottle code
L6221CM000
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
16 sep 2016 9:51 am by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 201.72

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 2000

65 users have left 75 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.71 points.

  1. huangshantong scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    laga affordable and delicious DE
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bursting smoke, citrus peel
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cool taste, peat honey
    • Finish
      86 86
      Mouth soot, licorice

  2. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Another beautiful Lagavulin standard at a fair price.
    I had a 4cl sample and could play with water.
    The 4cl again confirmed my opinion that the Lagavulins, which are released as standard and under 100 euros, are all worth their money.
    This reminds me a bit of Glenfarclas for another type of malt that also has very clean and great malts for cheap money.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Right back that mild Islay smoke and the PX finish is well balanced right off the bat. The 43 percent convey sufficient intensity. wet sand.

      With water, the slight sweetness is then in the foreground compared to the smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      88.5
      The mouthfeel is very good, clear but not overdone peat smoke, subtle PX sweetness, a bit of tingling and seaweed. Less oily than the nose.

      With a lot of water then less smoky, completely smooth, but still very tasty and by no means watery.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Almost medium length, smoky in the throat for a long time. With water then again more sweetness than smoke.

  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Syleo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice balanced overall profile. Often either the nose, button or finish fall behind the other aspects, but the Lagavulin maintains a nice level across all facets. Campfire smoke, some caraway and fine sherry spice, then more ash and fruit peel in the taste. At best, a bit of a point deduction, since it seems a bit too light and reserved for me overall.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Whiskywiseguy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Intense peat, vanilla
    • Taste
      Fruit, coffee, vanilla
    • Finish
      Oak, fruit, peat

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2000, 43%, PX finish, 2016 bottling. Very dark orange - probably added e150a but at least some must come from the PX cask. Aroma is smoky candyfloss, jolly ranchers, a little clove, pleasant with soft oak, touches of raspberry. Taste is juicy quenching fruits and sherry up front, soft spiritous notes, nice level of smoke, raspy smoke, a little creosote. A little underpowered and a touch watery at the ABV but also very pleasant, extremely drinkable. It's very highly enjoyable but lacks a touch of punch that would really make this special. If Lagavulin started bottling its standard range at 46 or 48% perhaps I would drink nothing else. Still, this is a great sherried whisky. 3.95/94

  8. manmathiou scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not the best vintage, but still flawless and easy to drink
    • Nose
      Directly sweet sherry, pleasant light smoke, raisins, spicy, nutmeg, tobacco, chocolate, I have to think of furniture polish, also fresh mint, creamy
    • Taste
      Sherry, chocolate, raisin, salt, ashy smoke, warming, some caramel, very oily, sweet, pepper, slightly woody on the palate, easy to drink
    • Finish
      Ash, now distinct smoke, sticky, sweet, pleasant

  10. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Good balance of sherry barrels and smoky, also found some roasted malt and sawdust. oh... The sawdust was ignited, bringing out beautiful ginseng, ginseng, ginseng, and some hints of minerals. This is already very good smelling, so I don’t hesitate to take it.

    Drink: The wine is smooth, light and moderate. The taste buds are dried ginger, sugar-coated smoke, charcoal, honey, the balance in the mouth is very high, and it has a strong peat impact.

    Overall: This is a whisky that will let you open a shopping website immediately after drinking it. . . You know what I mean!

  11. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, this year is very steep compared to the previous year (1999), thin and almost unimportant. Sucked out xx-fill barrels could be the reason. In any case, there is only sweetened ash in the glass.

  12. Glensiddich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I think this is not quite as rounded as the 16 year old but is still delicious stuff.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Foudos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Dogs2 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  16. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  18. Likudi scored this whisky 81 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  19. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. marmeladow scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Takes 30 minutes to stand in Glencairn glass to reveal all of its complexity.
    Then inspiring !! Perfect and harmonious mixture of 16yo and therefore good maturation with oak, PX casks, smoke, sea and sweetness and many more flavors

  21. Kensay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Complex nose, sweet smoke and sea salt in sherry, classic Lagavulin. But the body fails because of the low degree, sags strongly immediately into some kind of wateriness with hints of peat and iodine. Aftertaste of medium duration, spices, smoke and sherry notes. A very simple Lagavulin for beginners whisky lovers

  22. Mr. D. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good Lagavulin, though without the wow effect. Elegant for seafood.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Expected delicious, sweet smoky, cashew nuts, soft peat, sherry, halva, ash, seaweed, seafood, iris, milk chocolate, rotting foam, rose petals / rose soap, sliced bell pepper, smoked notes, marinade with under canned cucumber-gherkins, sweet vanilla cottage cheese, rubbed in the hands of lemon leaves, sauna on firewood, fireplace, wax, menthol. Honestly sweet in the beginning, filled with saltiness over time.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soot, ash, sweet fruit, smoky, sweet pepper, a little meat, a touch of rubber.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoky smoky, long lasting, ash, dry, oak, rubber, cigar ash.

  24. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    87
    Nose: sherry barrels played well - immediately felt ... Smoked prunes, leather, wax
    Taste: tar ... iodine, salt, pepper, wine vinegar
    Aftertaste: wine, warm, pleasant, sour

  25. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/feis-ile-2018-lagavulin/

    Double-matured in PX sherry casks with charred barrels ends.

    N: A sweeter, older-styled sherried number likened to a smokey fruity wine.
    T: A predictably pleasing spicy & fruity arrival, the smoke more prominent here than with the younger 8yo.
    F: A winey lozenge-fruitiness accompanies the light smokiness.
    C: A successfully ‘treated’ malt.

  26. Andreas W. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. Highlander1965 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  28. wisekyofcourse 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!

  29. Steven79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  30. mandragoru scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  31. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  32. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Since there are so many different batches and this whisky is not part of my construction sites anyway, I'll make it brief here. Because I always have the same problem with such bottles. But I have the necessary respect for it.
    • Nose
      Something hasn't been tested here long enough. Sure there is seaweed mixed with fleshy smoke. I expected. But if it weren't for the ocean freshness, I would say there is a bad barrel in it. Because where is the PX in your nose, please? Hi there?
    • Taste
      Smoke. Smoke. Rauch, .... ah now a little milder salty sherry. Is there any creamy seaweed? The finale is meaty and greasy and apart from some honey and burnt sweets I can hardly make out anything from the PX.
    • Finish
      For a long time, of course, and never ending until the next morning. There is always this old tobacco, older peppers and strange smoke ... again and again this Lagavulin smoke, which unfortunately I cannot really enjoy. Sorry

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. DocF scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pretty trivial, except for a small outlier in the nose. Sweet but uninteresting, and the finish tastes as if you had tipped the sherry after the Fassreifung in the whisky.
    • Nose
      Cozy maritime smoke mixed with heavy sweetness, seaweed, black tea. Bread dough, old plates and cocooning rosin. Vanilla: eek: powdered sugar, lots of amaretto.
    • Taste
      Cool, tangy smoke with an attached grapey sweetness. Black tea with lemon flavor. Thick, oily mouthfeel - despite 43%.
    • Finish
      Long, warmer, spicy, grape, sweetie.

  36. Luigisim scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Itasted it compared with his old brother DE 1991 and it is indeed few steps behind.

    Solid dram but smell and taste weak, as it is too much w  watered down.   

                                                     
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  37. maltandgrains scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  38. D. Volkov scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Balanced and pleasant mole
    • Nose
      iodine, very thin notes of raisins and prunes, burnt metal drill, smoke
    • Taste
      prunes, burned meat, smoked mussels, ashes, figs
    • Finish
      long, salt, smoke

  39. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  40. Kumachan scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  41. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  42. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet sherry and peat with a light medicinal touch. Ashes and oranges.
    • Taste
      Light oily and spicy. Oranges and sherry. The medicinal touch is more prominent in the taste. A nice smokiness in perfect balance with the sweeter notes.
    • Finish
      Perfect finish with more smoke and oak at the very end.

  43. magicdino scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    unfortunately a bit less round and alcoholic hotter and less sweet than older bottlings
    • Nose
      Salt, caramel, chocolate, phenol smoke
    • Taste
      Salt, light to medium smoke, spicy peppery, light sweetness
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly hot

  44. Dieter_W scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately only good average. But I lack a bit of depth, compared to the other bottlings before. Pity
    • Nose
      Apricots - orange-almond - nuts and marzipan.
    • Taste
      Very mild and oily on the tongue. The smoke stays in the background, like the other flavors. Watery on the palate.
    • Finish
      very short . Pity

  45. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Rather disappointing and unfortunately from lgv.4 / 502 decidedly lost in depth and complexity. The Sherrynachreifung not harmonious and almost forced. Light spicy dried fruit, but as I said everything very "light". I feel the price increase is not justified here qualitatively. Let's hope that with the coming version again draws a little more width!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  46. Whisky_Philippe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A good whisky. Lighter than the first filling.
    • Nose
      salt Light peat smoke
      Sherry, caramel
      Dry fruits (raisins, plums)
      pepper
    • Taste
      peat smoke salt
      Slight caramel note, becomes more dominant over time
      Slightly bitter (like dark chocolate, coffee)
      vanilla
      Spicy notes (pepper, oregano)
      Oily
    • Finish
      Remains relatively long in the mouth
      Dried fruits (raisins, plums)
      pepper
      salt
      Light peat smoke

  47. Whisky_Philippe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  48. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of those malts that benefits more than just from the Bordeaux glass: even from the whisky glass it is excellent, which resulted in a rating of 89 points. After 20 to 30 minutes rest enjoyed from the large red wine glass, the score rises to 92 to 93 points. The comparison is worthwhile.
    • Nose
      In the nose, the Lagavulin phenol smoke caresses the sherry and the notes of ripe cherries and plums, which a lover has forgotten after a picnic on the beach. Salt air, a bit of cold ash.
    • Taste
      On the palate then this enormous sweetness. And seasoning, now more herbs (marjoram, thyme) than salt. Today I like the full oiliness very well and the 43% are not a bit too weak. A wonderful gourmet dram that could be rolled forever in the mouth.
    • Finish
      On the finish medium to long; As always from the Bordeaux red wine glass staggered the taste impressions: First, the spicy, then come the juicy-ripe cherries, in the end, then even some oak appears before the Distillers Edition blows with soft smoke.

  49. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    take the edges off the normal 16yo add some fine sherry influence and if you like that combination you have just a wonderful dram with the distillers edition. Smoke, peat, some ham, salt, sea, dark sherry, sweetness, some orange, just wonderful. Don't change anything
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  50. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  51. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    To access as completely without hesitation as before, you can no longer with the Distillers Edition. The nose is still promising, but the promise is not honored on the tongue and certainly not on the finish. Compared to its predecessors, the 2000er DE is pale and frankly a bit arbitrary. Lagavulin could do that better.
    • Nose
      Salt is in the air and mixes with the rising sweet peat smoke. The sweetness of the sherry barrel is not too dominant, the connection with the smoky note is balanced. Smoked fish, sun dried algae, raisins and dried dates, pepper. The smoke remains in the nose for a relatively long time, the salt note from the beginning steps into the background.
    • Taste
      Dry onset with cold peat smoke, salt and licorice. On the tongue, he is less sweet than the nose suggests. Chocolate notes, tobacco leaves and still a lot of liquorice. Maybe there is also a little anise. Dark chocolate. A peppery aroma that has appeared in the meantime quickly evaporates again - just as the whisky as a whole flattens quite quickly and only smells one-dimensionally.
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly dry, smoky.

  52. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Sadly enough, flavour-wise the 2000/2016 version is only a slim shadow of the previously glorious distillers editions. Given the price, I would rather stick with the 16yo or also the 8yo.

    So the rather weak, thin and even bitter 2000/2016 edition does not yield more than 84 points in my book of single malts.

  53. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  54. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Class!
    • Nose
      I immediately realize why Lagavulin is my favorite smoker: those mild, by no means irritating smoky notes, that wonderful aroma that spreads in the immediate vicinity. The sherry I do not take so true, but the oak.
    • Taste
      Powerful start, a mixture of fruity and spicy aromas, wrapped in a warm, greasy, smoke-dried mantle, as described by Gogol so beautifully ...
    • Finish
      But quite long, fruity, smoky.

  55. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  56. 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

  57. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  58. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great whiskys through the bank, scratch with ~ 80 € but now significantly on the price tolerance limit. I did not feel the differences so much in the "daily use" over the years and as a rule I do not look at the vintage. Of course it's obvious here. Personally, I liked the berry fruit in the 98s best.
    • Nose
      Direct comparison 98/14, 99/15, 00/16:
      The basis of campfire with raisins and a hint of salty sea air is common to all, the similarity is great, but also the differences are quite clear: 98 is the most fruity, while the other two are limited to raisins and possibly dried fruit, I have gummy bears here , Grapes, red gooseberries, 00 is the freshest, saltiest and tickle in the nose, later comes ashtray, 99 is very shy at first (compared to the other two), but then develops a strong smoked salaminote.
    • Taste
      The smoke is in all three "harder", as the nose suggests, more charcoal / ash than campfire, plus pepper, salt and coffee. 98 differs significantly, it is the sharpest and in contrast to the other two I have here again fruit in the taste, wine gum, red gooseberry, blackcurrant. 99 & 00 I can not tell the difference, both less stinging than 98, but strong grassy-bitter, coffee, licorice ... with a lot of imagination, 00 is perhaps a little sweeter, chocolatier, but without guarantee.
    • Finish
      In the finish, they are the most similar, long and warm, with pepper, salt and coffee, at 98 still slightly a dark berry note sounds, 99 has the most pepper, 00 is the softest.

  59. fileosoph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  60. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    OK but not the best vintage bottling
    • Nose
      oily with plenty of sherry, a decent portion of dried fruit with rice pudding and cinnamon sugar, later raisins and maritime character come through
    • Taste
      very mildly integrated peat smoke, compared to the 16er fairly light, slowly merging into the wort of the oak
    • Finish
      dark chocolate with delicate bitterness, long finish with known peat smoke

  61. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful salty-smoky nose with a slight sherry twist. Wood smoke, campfire smoke and Lagavulin-medical. Beautiful bronze color, oily. First sip smoky-salty, but relatively mild onset. Pleasant mouthfeel, wonderfully balanced in its sweet smokiness, rather short finish. Very nice - especially as a change from the pure "sherry bombs."
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  62. Dyno scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    would need to do a direct comparison, but if memory serves me right, this DE is right up there with last years' edition. Maybe even better, but to be sure i would need to resample them next to each other.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  63. PeterCr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Interesting dram but I expected a bit more of the PX. You can smell and taste that it's only finished in PX and not fully matured in PX.

    I like the coastal notes it has but would like a bit more sherry influence to balance it out.

    Score = 85/100
    • Nose
      Ocean, salty seaweed, smoke followed by some fruit notes (dried fruits). Ocean rules the nose for me.
    • Taste
      Sweet attack (honey) followed by some smoky notes (burned marshmallow). Then it gets a bit meaty (bacon).
    • Finish
      Finish is medium long and quite smooth. Sweet smoke (campfire) in the end, slightly dry. Also some dark chocolate deep in the finish.

  64. helmutgw scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A shallow droplet. After all, unlike No. 86942 "Talisker 10" still recognizable as Islay whisky. Price - performance not remotely appropriate. 28.01.2017 75
    • Nose
      F: Caramel - pressed cork N: some alcohol, medical, smoke, fruit
    • Taste
      way too light body, almost flat right from the start, otherwise so and some sherry
    • Finish
      medium length, sweet - medical

  65. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  66. steinrich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  67. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Better than the previous year's versions 2015 and the even worse 2014er. However, this version does not come close to the older DEs before 2013. Nevertheless, good whisky in the upscale area.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  68. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It is the sweet smoke complex Islay whisky which has been married to sherry oak. For those comparing the different batches, this is quite a mixture of the 1997 and 1999 versions. Fruity as the 1999 version but not as spicy.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sweet bonfire smoke. Soaked scones coming along with the sherry. Plums, dried red fruits, berrys.
    • Taste
      Smoke. Sherry, salty, creamy seaweed.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoke. Sweet pepper, tobacco.

  69. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  70. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  71. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  72. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Similar to the last two vintages in 2015 and 2014, I can no longer approach older DEs from Lagavulin. Where the 2014er was really very disappointing.
    Unfortunately, the finish looks more and more set. The harmony is missing and the whisky looks weaker and more watery.
    Certainly still a good whisky in total. But in PLV I would rather invest in a 12er CS ...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  73. Laga93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  74. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun: Lagavulin 2000/2016 'Distillers Edition' (43%, OB, lgv 4/505)
    One of the few bottlings that I should hate (finishing some Lagavulin?)
    and that I usually like a lot. Even if, in my opinion, the tremendous
    quality of the first one, that 1979, isn’t totally here anymore. But the
    DEs are still singing loud… Colour: dark gold. Nose: bwah bwah bwah
    (did you take your potion S.?) Did anyone ever tried to use pencil
    shavings for smoking ‘stuff’? Cedar wood, burning fir wood, Vicks
    VapoRub, huge piles of dried kelp, and prunes. And dried mushrooms. And
    black olive brine. And bitter oranges. My it wouldn’t keep quiet! Did
    they find the old recipe again, perhaps in an old drawer? Mouth: well,
    perhaps not quite, it’s a tad too oak-forward for me. Caramelised wood
    and caraway liqueur, burnt honey sauce, rum… The whole’s really thick
    and even heavy, we’ve lost a part of the complexity that was obvious in
    the nose. Chocolate and salt, and a chipsy feeling, as we say in wine
    (that would be oak chips). Finish: long, a little fat, and even a little
    liqueury. That must be the PX – oh, forgot to say that it was finished
    in PX. PX kills many whiskies if you ask me; but of course this one
    isn’t quite dead. And it doesn’t even smell funny. Comments: I
    completely adored the nose, while I was a little less fond of the
    palate. Perhaps isn’t it ‘Lagavulin’ enough for me? Did it change? Did I
    change? We’ll see what happens next year… SGP:556 - 83 points.

  75. 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.

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