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Laphroaig 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Laphroaig 16 Years Old

Brand
Laphroaig
Expression
16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1999
Produced at
Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.laphroaig.com
Availability
Worldwide

Gavin D. Smith

80
Nose
Peppery damp tweed, ozone, old-fashioned fabric sticking plasters, then emerging citrus notes. All enfolded in soft, sweet peat.
Palate
Less sweet than anticipated. Citrus fruits and warm peat soon dry. Slightly mineral-like.
Finish
Nutty, with bitumen, chilli and liquorice sticks.
Comment
Comments: Ticks all the ‘true' Laphroaig boxes, but doesn't match this year's revived 15 Years Old for overall excellence which is a pity.

Joe Bates

76
Nose
Gentle peaty aromas, growing stronger as charcoal takes. Hints of heather and lavender almost drowned out.
Palate
A rush of warm peat smoke, burnt straw to begin, followed by sweet honey and caramel.
Finish
Dry and spicy finish with a hint of liquorice.
Comment
Delivers more of a light jab than the usual peaty punch of Laphroaig. None the worse for that for me.
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