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This whisky is another version of Laphroaig 15-year-old

Strength: 43.0 %Age: 15Size: 700 mlBottled: 2006

Laphroaig 15-year-old

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Age 15 years old
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Label Islay Single Malt
Price 134.20$ 143.59£ 116.75
helmutgw Review note
a couple of hours ago
helmutgw gave this whisky 86 points

F: dunkelgold - Kupfer

N: Phenol: Jod, medizinisch dominant, frische Minze, gelbe Früchte

G: sehr leichter Körper, Phenol im Vordergrund, viel Alkohol, wirkt jünger als 15 Jahre

A: lang und medizinisch  - frisch, wird bitter

+H2O: mehr Alkohol, nicht erstrebenswert


Kein Vergleich zu der nichtraucher Ausprägung von 2016 #65104


Weighted Rate
86
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
84
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
85
helmutgw
Owidram Note
less than a month ago
Owidram gave this whisky 90 points

Deep golden color

Fantastic nose,  balanced, fruity with a touch of peat, smoked lemon.
Nice balance in the mouth, even that reduced, it's still enough power. Peatier than on the nose. Kiwi notes.
Finish is wonderful, silky, complex, straight, adjusted.
a L8 161 bottle code here, Wow, this is a hell of a batch.


I love Islay
Mr.Sandwich Tasting note
less than a year ago
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Rauchige Salzluft, staubige Eiche, Vanille und Frucht - sehr lebendig und jugendlich.

Taste

Man schmeckt sofort das junge alter, wenn auch dieser schon wesentlich besser ist, als der 10 jährige. Süßer Rauch und Salz in Zusammenspiel mit Vanille, Pfeffer, Eiche und unreifen Früchten.

Finish

Lang und trocken mit viel Säure und etwas Bitterkeit.

Comments
Mr.Sandwich Note
less than a year ago

Laphroaig Tasting Notes:


Colour:  Bright gold

Nose:   Mild versus the 10 Years Old, soft smoke, pleasant sweet, like new hay

Body:   Full bodied, smooth

Taste:  Lively oak sweetness, warm peat smoke, fresh nutmeg and toasted almonds. Faint salt

Finish: Prolonged, mellow

korry78 Note
about a year ago
korry78 gave this whisky 90 points

Serge Valentin

Laphroaig 15 yo (43%, OB, Bottled +/- 2006) Star5.jpg 
The 15 has always been a controversial version but I always liked its extra-subtlety. 
Nose: okay, these new badges seem to be a bit rougher than the older ones, closer to the 10. More coastal and peaty but also more caramelly. Smoked cake? Notes of kumquats, citrons, raw ginger… Salsify? Quite different from both the older 15 and the current 10, in fact. Superb notes of grapefruits. 
Mouth: oh yes, it’s much more complex than the 10. Lots of dried citrus fruits, oysters, salt… Excellent, bolder than the earlier versions. Lots of oomph. 
90 points.
korry78 Note
about a year ago
korry78 gave this whisky 90 points
Laphroaig 15-year-old, 43 vol from Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion (4th edition)

Colour: pale amber.
Nose: phenol, tar, sulphur.
Body: medium to full, with a soothing oiliness.
Palate: a deceptive moment of sweetness and grassiness, then an explosion of sulphur, burning peat, and Islay intensity.
Finish: round, dry, long, warming.
Score: 89
Master Quill Note
about a year ago
Master Quill gave this whisky 89 points

I gather this is the boxed version (as opposed to the one in tubes). I had one from around 2004/2005 and scored it 89.

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Overall rating
12 member votes
87.50
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
86.10
Nose - Aroma
88.00
Initial taste
87.00
Body
84.00
Finish
87.00
Price
84.00
Presentation
85.00
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