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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
89.11/100
votes
121
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
7th Release
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281022826
Added on
18 Nov 2007 9:41 pm
ColoredChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 308,93

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121 × member ratings

330 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.11 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    88/89.
    • Nose
      Citrus, peat, rose perfume, strawberry, caramel, orange and grapefruit. Remarkably fruity.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, pepper and strawberry.
    • Finish
      Peat, orange, dark chocolate and strawberry.

  2. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Simple but great. Aristocratic dram 
    • Nose
      Tobacco leaves and ashes, meaning light but dense peat. 
    • Taste
      Graceful and gentle. Very pleasant lemony touch 
    • Finish
      Long and fruity, yellow frapefruit

  3. HunterRomario scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Taste the latest sample imported from this year's Whisky Festival. Lagavulin will not disappoint.
    • Nose
      The aroma is sharp, sharply sharp, with a large portion of citrus and peat. Eaten as well as vanilla sweet. A little rotting wood, cloves. (93 b)
    • Taste
      Naked acuteness, then vanilla sweetness appears for a moment to lose itself in peat, citrus and tar. The soft, dry, dryness. The mouthpiece is very long and stretched. At the very conclusion of the grep. (91 b)

  4. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Young Islay smoker, I like her more and more. With the 12 CS you never do anything wrong, it is straightforward and uncompromising.
    • Nose
      Intense citrus smoke. Boiling bitumen. Salty and sweet at the same time. In the distance seaweed and fresh fish. Machine oil.
    • Taste
      Sweet citrus notes, fine smoke, smoked ham, campfire, burnt-out torches, matches. Salted lime slices.
    • Finish
      Long and slightly dry with smoked ham, toffee and honey.

  6. Landryn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    An all-timer.Delivers Islay briny atmosphere.
    • Nose
      Medicinal. Light smoke. Farm courtyard. A fresh citrussy note. Lemon peel.White pepper. In time a floral note. Sea-weed.
    • Taste
      Smooth,satin-like. Sweet maltiness, refreshed by a minty flavours. Light smoke again.A hint of tar and licorice. So well brought together.
    • Finish
      Long,drying on licorice root.

  9. Jonkers scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    First: this whisky is perfectly balanced. This tasting note is about the use without water, which I usually prefer. But.....after adding some water, nose, taste and finish score even slightly higher. Big surprise !
    • Nose
      Peat smoke. The sweetness from tropical fruits and vanilla. Malt and oak. Rasisins. Very fresh (seaweed ?). Also a hint of liquorice.
    • Taste
      Strong liquorice. Tabacco and very sweet. Vanilla and chocolate. A little oily and a bit salty. Complex.
    • Finish
      After the peat smoke comes the sweet chocolate and vanilla. Saltyness remains. Complex.

  10. D3US scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    For me the complexity of Lagavulin is unequaled, and this makes almost every expression worth while. This one, however, is another step up from the 'standard' Lagavulins. Absolutely love this.
    • Nose
      Peaty and oily initially. Then a freshness that I didn't expect. Sweet and salty at the same time. Vanilla sweetness, citrus, malty and oak. Something grassy or hay to this, and licorice. Tobacco perhaps. Unbelievably complex. 
    • Taste
      Drying, licorice again, and there's that grass/hay note again. This adds balance. Vanilla and maybe even some chocolate. Very oily, salty as well. So  much going on here. Motor oil hardness versus vanilla and fruity sweetness. Astonishing. 
    • Finish
      Long and warming. As if sitting by a coal fire on a cold day. All the same flavors are there still, but all subtle and soft in the background, and almost everything remains till the end.

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