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Laphroaig Lore Tasting notes and reviews

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Laphroaig Lore

Brand
Laphroaig
Expression
Lore
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
48.00%
Produced at
Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.laphroaig.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Thick, tarry sherry, moist, smoke infused, malty fruitcake with wood, tangerine and sea air. Nutty with walnut and pecan notes.
Palate
Burnt wood, peat and thick treacle. Malty and smoky with drying tannins, balanced by the fruitcake. Peat dust coats the tongue with a touch of salt.
Finish
Drying and salty with lingering notes of citrus rind, green nuts, green wood and bitter dark chocolate, but a thread of treacle adds balancing sweetness.
Comment
Wood, peat and treacle makes for an entertaining mouthful!

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Smoke from dying embers of a wood fire in a damp forest. Suede jackets in a second hand shop and some worn leather shoes, with leather soles.
Palate
The first waft of a rolled cigarette from a student's new flat gives the basis for some applewood smoked cheese and good, homemade chutney. There is a welcoming warmth to this.
Finish
Plums, figs and more delicate, welcoming smoke give this a wonderful finish.
Comment
Really soft, delicate and warming. Brown sugar in hot coffee.
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