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Laphroaig 15 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Laphroaig 15 Years Old

Brand
Laphroaig
Expression
15 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
2000
Region
Islay
Website
www.laphroaig.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Mature aromas of violet tinged earthy peat, dusty American oak, barley, liquorice, coffee and gentle spices. Deep and aromatic with a light coastal nuance.
Palate
Initially quite sweet and like the nose quite violety with just a distant echo of peat. Dusty American oak notes build on the middle joining the beautiful mature malt. Again, a light coastal nuance balances the sweetness.
Finish
Wow! What a finish! Now the salt really kicks in but the oak and violety peat lingers.
Comment
That is a fine old Islay malt. Beautifully mature but still alive and kicking.

Joel Harrison

92
Nose
Delicate peat smoke wrapped in red summer fruits, this nose is juicy and inviting with a hint of Islay goodness.
Palate
A very well rounded palate where the smoke integrates perfectly with summer fruits and vanilla to give a rich and unctuous, incredibly drinkable smoky whisky.
Finish
Perfectly rounded, with a hint of cracked black pepper and white tea.
Comment
Excellent smoky whisky making, soft and delicate yet broad shoulders, punchy.
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