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Laphroaig Vintage, 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Laphroaig Vintage, 17 Years Old

Brand
Laphroaig
Expression
Vintage, 17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
50.30%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.laphroaig.com
Availability
Distillery shop and website

Dave Broom

90
Nose
Tarry with some liquorice, becoming increasingly medicinal alongside pipe smoke, smoked meats and burning yew branches.
Palate
An immediate sackful of soot, but then the layers slowly reveal themselves. A cracker.
Finish
Long smoky, slightly oily.
Comment
An excellent mix of the rich, the sweet and the smoky. Mouthfilling and complex.

Martine Nouet

87
Nose
Medicinal. Obvious TCP. Bold but the alcohol is well mastered. Light smoke. Boat tar. Fishing nets. Drying seaweeds.
Palate
Sweet, tender and yet, pungent. Oily feel. Perfect balance of iodine and malt.
Finish
Iodine, tarry warm but not fiery.
Comment
A perfect example of the “tough guy with a tender heart”. Sitting on the dock of an Islay bay, what would one ask for more?
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