Ledaig 19-year-old

Overall rating
88.05/100
votes
197
Whiskybase ID
WB92502
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Marsala Cask Finish - Limited Release
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Marsala Cask Finish
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5029704218462
Added on
09 feb 2017 12:03 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 195.04

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 19-year-old

30 users have left 30 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.05 points.

  1. Hegu scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Tobermory's Ledaig, smoky line, aged 19 years and finished in Marsala barrels.
    • Nose
      Winey, wine gum, wheel gum, dust, lightly herbal,
    • Taste
      Dry, smoky, full-bodied, there is sweetness at the end as well,
    • Finish
      A snappy finish, a pleasant rainy day warmer.

  2. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: malt wine notes, some strawberry, vanilla
    Taste: Red fruit noticeable from the first sip. In the following approaches a bit of oak and peat.
    Rating: 88 | 100 Medium long finish with a taste of red fruit and light wine. A very nice whisky. Very elegant in taste.

  3. Tomek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Smell: peat, morning dew, coniferous forest, wetlands, composter and all this is broken with the sweetness of fruit
    Taste: sweet peat, fruit (apples, peaches, plums), slightly peppery,
    Finish: peaty, fruity
    Grade: 4

  4. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This and the 1996 are just great wine finished ledaigs to me, the sweetness balances the peat and it’s very enjoyable without being too complex.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet, smoky, fruity, earthy, cinnamon
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet, nice peat, again fruity and smoky, coconut nice abv heat, chewy, the Marsala works wonderfully with the Ledaig peat
    • Finish
      89 89
      The sweetness lingers, and the peat becomes ashy earthy here touching bitter but backing away in time.

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great Ledaig, decent age, good barrel, exactly my thing
    • Nose
      Intense, chocolate, nut, maritime, somehow dirty, the Ledaig cowshed comes through here well, pleasant smoke level, which complements the remaining aromas well, plums, totally chocolaty, grape nut chocolate with cowshed sums it up well, creamy, also caramel, great, after the first sip Maggi too
    • Taste
      oily, wow, nut, chocolate, light smoke, quite sour, plum, also here the cowshed, just a bit dirty, espresso, mint, to chew, delicious
    • Finish
      some lemon, creamy, dry, nut, ashy smoke, long-lasting

  7. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. steinrich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. bvrsky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Crisps with salt & pepper, succulent blackberries, treacle biscuits stored just besides the BBQ.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slices of orange zest, salty fudges and creamy peat smoke.
    • Finish
      90 90
      A nice rich long finish with orange, salt, peat, cinnamon and pepper which lingers on....

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  11. Palindrome scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    That stale graham crackery goodness with fire roasted marshmallows (accidentally dropped in a mud puddle) that we have come to expect from the older Ledaigs of late, along with black figs. Not great, not bad. If you are a Ledaig fan, you will like this one. If not, then wait for a good price, if one arises. The wood in this cask is almost experimental in its properties. Peppery and yet soggy at the same time, a comingling which usually does not happen, unless in a much older cask. But beware, Old Bendy lurks nearby. What am I alluding to? In a word, SULFUR. Thankfully, the note is not overpowering.

  12. huseeraaja scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  13. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is rather surprisingly good... I'm not a fan of modern Tobermory spirit, but the wine finish plays very well with the Ledaig.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is a ton of red fruit and subtle peat smoke. Tea smoke and fat, with a wonderful twist of cinnamon and spice.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The palate us like taking a myself bath in Marsala. Rich fruits meet with soft earthy mud, peat bog and fresh malt.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is sort of on the short side of medium, ashy smoke and red wine with a hint of treacle and oaky vanilla.

  15. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not the best but sufficiently another grotesque Ledaig. Especially because the nose / taste / finish variation.
    • Nose
      Strong sulfuric smoke. Salted caramel, herbals, spices, orange peel, earth, acidic wine and burnt gum. Forest fruits.
    • Taste
      Strongly spicy: pepper, ginger and cinnamon. Tannic oak. Sweet fruits, honey and salted caramel. Herbals.
    • Finish
      Long, fresh, sweet and spicy.

  16. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Hui, there's a lot coming out of the glass!
      Strong, greasy smoke, sweet fruity dessert wine, tiramisu, salty caramel ... Unbelievably complex and maybe even a bit impetuous aromas of aromas. The alcohol is not noticeable. Over time, the smoke becomes a little dirtier towards ash, at the same time the overall impression becomes spicier and less sweet. Have the whisky at least 30 minutes only broken before the first try ...
    • Taste
      Strong and full. Red grapes. Cherries. Smoked bacon. Pepper. Short bursts of caramel sweetness, but then oak and smoke come and cover them with cocoa powder and campfire smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky. With a little dark chocolate and again salt.

  17. LordBellamy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: squealing tires, earthy + dirty peat smoke, damp cardboard, behind the subtle red sweetness of the Marsala wine, the direction strawberry goes. Also hidden well behind the peat is a neat portion of vanilla, which increases when the whisky is heated by hand. The alcohol is very well integrated, it could almost be a little bit stronger.

    Taste: at first very soft, clear sweetness with hints of red fruits and caramel, then the peat prevails, the oak is also clearly noticeable, here fit the 51% outstanding

    Finish: medium in length, here too the sweetness first, especially caramel and acacia honey, then the rubber peat neatly sets. As it fades, it becomes drier and drier, with the vanilla in the back, as well as the very spicy oak, and then, after a while, the finish gets a totally malty taste, as if you were nibbling a handful of grain.

    Water: with two drops of water, it is surprisingly sharper, it has more pepper in the nose, but also the red fruit is more effective. I would rather give up the Wassser.

    Conclusion: With this one, I have mixed feelings, as with so many Ledaigs. He is filthy, mean, yet well-seasoned and well-hidden, with some nice sweet elements like the quite intense vanilla and red fruits. And the rubber smell belongs to the Ledaig also somehow to the mark, normally I would always classify sulfur as a false grade. Definitely a very interesting drop, even if it does not fit into my prey scheme. I would not buy a whole bottle. But I'm happy to be able to try that - 84 points

  18. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  19. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  21. Wolv scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  22. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  23. vojt466 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very good affair with a fruit component reminiscent of Pedro Shimenez's affairs. In taste, elements of iodine taste - reminds Laphroaig. Unfortunately the price is high

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  25. stoigniew scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  26. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I found the nose on this to be a little all over the place and somewhat unbalanced, even after letting it rest in the glass for a good deal of time. There was this unbalanced funk with everything around it just hopping way to much between sweet and dry.
    The palate and finish on the other hand were quite different. There was still this weird interaction between dry, sweet and salty, but now it was much more coordinated and refined, making this a really interesting dram to drink.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/02/17/ledaig-19-marsala-cask-finish/
    • Nose
      Salty, spicy, smoky toffee. Herbal peat with that typical dry Ledaig funk, but turned up a notch, maybe not as balanced by the aggressive chemical smoke in younger Ledaigs. Some dry red fruits hidden behind a wall of very acrid, earthy notes. Orange peel. Cardboard. Wine cake.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy at first, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. This gives way to some dry fruit tannins and red fruits with a little hint of radish and green herbs. After that there’s a hit of salty toffee which becomes sweet toffee with sweet fruits.
    • Finish
      Long. A pretty weird mix of dry and sweet notes. There’s a very present note of dry fruits and waxy citrus peel, but along side it are sweet sugar plums and sticky wood notes with a long blast of menthol right at the end.

  27. Murxus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not an easy one, this Ledaig: quite stinky, rubbery and cheesy peat (more than I´m used from other Ledaigs), together with the sweet Marsala a rather weird aromatic mixture which is not really well composed.
    My first try would have given 83 good-will-points, now second time I was more prepared pre-tasting Ben Nevis McDonald´s (peated) and Springbank 12 CS (#14).

    87/88 weird pts ;-)

    3rd (24.02.): stays strange. Way too strange. 85 pts.

    4th (02.03.): air (the 10cl-Sample) was beneficial to equilibrate it. 86 pts. (with tendency to 87).

  28. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Marsala and I are not direct friends. Nevertheless, this malt has its clear strengths. The nose is somewhat ambivalent and jumps back and forth between some contrary flavors. In the taste I like the initial sweetness and the pepper / ginger flavor explosion afterwards. Certainly a bit impetuous but conditionally charged by the finish. The finish falls again a bit of variety of flavors. He is nice and long and smoky.
    • Nose
      A very interesting flavor cargo comes first to the nose. Smoke and strong marsalanotes, grapes, tiramisu, coal, pears, cherries, a handful of nuts. Now more salty-spicy components come to light, some caramel and cinnamon, fresh peaches, lime grass, salted cookies / potato chips, a burning fire made of wood, rubber tires and black powder. I can not assign an artificial fruity note. A pretty unique interesting nose
    • Taste
      first an unexpectedly sweet start, then a light tingle. It is followed by a peppery power that occupies the mouth, ginger, salt, smoke, this time more in the direction of wood smoke, grape seeds, nectarine, orange, subtle cocoa powder, noticeable oak
    • Finish
      Initially dominated by the smoke, at first the ginger briefly flashes again, a nice strong dark chocolate is added, oak grapes, caramel, warming and long, the mouth becomes drier. Subtle walnut aroma accompanies the smoke towards the end.

  30. Bosi scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    The nose promises a lot: smoke paired with sweet fruits. Unfortunately, the taste and finish is far too impetuous and unbalanced. Here I wonder where the 19 years of maturation have remained. The length of the departure, however, is terrific.
    • Nose
      Classic Ledaig smoke fills the nose for the first time, but behind it lies a cherry note that mixes with figs, chilli sauce, kebab and toffee. Add a touch of sulfur with water.
    • Taste
      The first impression is pretty sweet like Smarties, a bit dry, has berries and is oily. The whisky is surprisingly wild for 19 years. Water does not do him good, but heightens the sweetness towards gummi bears.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and now the smoke hits through. The sweetness disappears, pepper and ginger remain.

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