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Lagavulin 08-year-old

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Limited Edition - 200th Anniversary
Bottled 2016
Age 08 years old
Casktype Refill American Oak Casks
Strength 48.0 % Vol.
Number of bottles 20000
Size 700 ml
Bottle code L6075CM000 02499284
Barcode 5000281045146
Price 44.72$ 48.74£ 37.56
Colored
Added 23 Feb 2016 10:37 pm by maltaholic
GIORGOS Review note
a couple of days ago
GIORGOS gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
91
Presentation
90
malthead-1984 Note
less than a month ago
malthead-1984 gave this whisky 84 points

Nase: Vanille mit Kokusraspleln, dazu ordentlich Lagerfeuerrauch und Alkohlmenthol, recht eindimensional
Geschmack: starker Antritt mit süße von der Vanille dann kräftige Torfraucharomen
Abgang ist mittellang und qualmend

fileosoph Review note
less than a month ago
fileosoph gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
87
pelle86 Review note
less than a month ago
pelle86 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
89
[my-collection]
vojt466 Note
about a month ago
vojt466 gave this whisky 83 points

Ve vůni dobré, ale v chuti řidší a tenčí než bych si představoval. Čekal jsem víc, tohle je i s ohledem na cenu zklamání

lachaineduwhisky Note
about a month ago

Très Lagavulin, avec une tourbe franche et des cendres mais on a une certaine minéralité qui le distingue immédiatement de son grand frère de 16 ans. Du pamplemousse, du citron sucré et salé. Plus tard, du malt un peu vert. En bouche, vif et fin avec un peu de pêche blanche. Il se réchauffe dans la finale, intense, qui se fait maltée. Avec un peu d'eau, on a maintenant au nez un peu de café tandis que de la vanille émerge en parallèle. En doux il se fait plus doux et même gourmand, avec des oranges, notamment. D'autres agrumes sucrés dans la finale. Que de variété ! Comme c'est bien fait ! Pari réussi pour Lagavulin !

Enthousiasme 4/5

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Allandale Tasting note
about a month ago
Allandale gave this whisky 86 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Aroma's from black pepper,smokiness,campfire, wood, hay,oil, and fruity notes like lemon,orange skin, sweet fruit and honey.

Taste

Rich round and sweet with impressions of herbs, tobacco , sea-weed, and pepper.

Finish

Long and pure. Soft and complex smoky notes, Peat wood. Lovely.

Comments

Young and good.

mothers_finest Note
a couple of months ago
mothers_finest gave this whisky 85 points

Schmeckt für mich okay aber würde allzeit den 16er vorziehen...

Win some - lose some - it's all the same to me! (RIP Lemmy Kilmister)
Cast Olila Review note
a couple of months ago
Cast Olila gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
92
Presentation
88
hs305 Review note
a couple of months ago
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

Excellent cask selection by Pinky or whoever was responsible for that -  a fat, clean, absolutely flawless Lagavulin that represents the distillery profile to its best.

Yes, it is just 8 years old but by no means it is immature - despite its young age.  I had a lot of much, much older whiskies that were less mature than this one (and usually full of flaws).  If one wants to discover the original, unmasked Lagavulin profile this is the dram to start with.  Forget about the sherry drained 16 year old (a very nice dram, indeed) or the even more masked Distillers Edition (I like it very much too, but again, this is Lagavulin in disguise).

I am absolutely flabbergasted by this release - Lagavulin as naked as a Lagavulin can be.  The price is more than okayish, and looking at the quality of this dram I even would call this a bargain.  I will save some bottles for my retirement (you know, when you get older your senses will weaken and therefore you prefer strong, powerful and clean spirits then - just the way this Lagavulin is).  Not kidding....

Weighted Rate
90
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
92
Presentation
86
There is no accounting for taste...
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Overall rating All versions
706 member votes
85.93
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
86.46
Nose - Aroma
86.39
Initial taste
86.55
Body
86.37
Finish
86.24
Price
86.28
Presentation
87.19
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