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Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish

Brand
Lagavulin
Expression
1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Lagavulin Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Fresh attack, with hits of peat, tar, sulphur and salt, soothed with beeswax.
Palate
Rich and extremely sweet, then smoky, becoming medicinal and eventually seaweedy.
Finish
Pepper, salt, sand.
Comment
The wrestling match between distillery character and Pedro Ximinez finish ends, at length, in a draw.

Jim Murray

Nose
Extraordinary fruit: cherries mainly but some fresh grape, too. Very winey and this drifts in and out of the peat gathering in intensity.
Palate
Immediately spicy, but the peat arrives with a beautifully clean grape. Peat dominates over coffee.
Finish
Some salty notes are added to the coffee and the fabulously lingering peat. Long and satisfying.
Comment
A big improvement on the first version with much more fruit, body and intensity. Beautiful.
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