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Lagavulin 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Lagavulin 16 Years Old

Brand
Lagavulin
Expression
16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Lagavulin Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Lapsang Souchong and fruity sherry.
Palate
The dryness is at first offset by the sweetness of the sherry character. As the palate develops, oily, grassy, and, in particular, salty notes emerge in a long, sustained, aggressive, attack.
Finish
A huge, powerful, bear-hug of peat.
Comment
The driest of Islay malts, and an established classic.

Jim Murray

Nose
Massive peat. Ultra-intense iodine carries a shade more spice than of old. The fruity-sherry notes are clean, vanilla is much deeper. Beautifully layered.
Palate
Peat so thick you could stand a spoon in it. Chewy iodine bolstered by sherry and big oak.
Finish
A little spice lightens the grip of the peat and vanilla. Dries off with malt, dried dates...and iodine.
Comment
A true classic in every sense that offers breathtaking depth.
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