I tried to comprehend the tasting note of rottendon below but failed - obviously there is no accounting for taste... This Lagavulin is certainly not the strongest of all the Feis Ile editions so far but nevertheless a very fine dram.
The colour is pale straw and the texture shows fast thick legs and slow tears. The nose is very fresh on citric fruits (lemons, lime - that vanish after a while) and a bold phenolic smokiness. After that a nice heather honey sweetness takes place joined by malty aromas.
The taste is quite sweet, malty and phenolic. Again some drying notes but this time rather from tannins. Some drops of water release a much better nose but the drying resp. bitter notes of the taste increase too. So nose it with water, but drink it neat. You find this hard to do? I agree, but simply use two glasses...
The mouthfeel is warming and instantly coating with a slight drying feeling of cold ashes and copper. The finish is very long and nicely sweet without compromising the balance of sweetness, maltiness and phenolic smoke.