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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%
Produced at
Laphroaig Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.laphroaig.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Phenol, tar, sulphur.
Palate
A deceptive moment of peppermint sweetness and grassiness, then an explosion of sulphur, burning peat and Islay intensity.
Finish
Round, dry, long, warming.
Comment
Lively. Full of flavours. Multi-faceted.

Jim Murray

Nose
Fruitier than the 10 and in some ways more intense, though not as far as the peat is concerned.
Palate
Chewy and intense, but a feeling there is something missing. The oaky middle is slightly nutty.
Finish
Long, chocolatey and peaty. Lots of vanilla. Also a slightly off-putting tang that I can't recognise.
Comment
I do enjoy the big peat, but something is out of sync here. Enjoyable but ultimately disappointing.
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