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Lagavulin 25 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Lagavulin 25 Years Old

Brand
Lagavulin
Expression
25 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
57.00%
Vintage
1991
Produced at
Lagavulin Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

86
Nose
Huge, primal gobs of gritty and spicy Oloroso. Manure with chunky malt and subtle peat. Lightly smoked and meaty with late hints of crystallised orange and violet.
Palate
Gritty Oloroso, dried fruit and coffee. Tannic, but softened by the treacle. Subtly peated with prune and dried grape. The alcohol is well integrated and balances the sweetness.
Finish
Long and citric with the sooty peat pushing through the sherry. Lingering dried fruit, treacle and coffee.
Comment
Impressive sherry monster. Raw but well-balanced.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Oak and smoke, this has a great balance of wood notes and peat smoke. A leather chair by a burning peat fire in a library.
Palate
The smoke and oak is complimented by red fruits, mainly cherry and damson, with some elements of cocoa powder and strawberry jam. Of course there is smoke, too. Pipe tobacco this time.
Finish
Slightly bitter, long and lingering. Back to our leather armchair and peat fire.
Comment
A glorious dram let down by a slight hint of bitterness on the back. Still a high scorer though.
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