N.V. Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 Years Old, 40%


  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland
  • Islay
  • South Shore
Drink between 2013 - 2026 (Edit)
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  • HStaal wrote: 89 points

    April 11, 2015 - WSET Level 4 Course - WSET School; 9/6/2014-5/23/2015 (WSET School, Bermondsey): Appearance: This is clear with a medium amber colour.
    Nose: The nose is clean showing pronounced intensity aromas of TCP, iodine, smoky, salty, peaty, cereals, wood. This is matured.
    Palate: This is dry in the mouth with warming alcohol. It has a full body and pronounced intensity flavours of malted bread, smoky, peaty, toast, lapsang souchong tea, medicinal, Fisherman’s Friends, leather, honey sweetness. The finish is long and very complex.
    Conclusion: It is a very good quality spirit. Good balance, good expression, long and very complex. Well integrated alcohol. Very peaty and medicinal. Premium price - £30.29

  • Soteriologist wrote: 91 points

    December 5, 2014 - Compared to the Laphroaig Triple Wood, the phenolic smoke is brighter, fresher, more bergamoty and more into the nose, but not really balanced yet. And it has some disjointed moments on the palate which is overall mild, soft and tamer than the TW. That changes on the way to a Triple Wood where all is well integrated, more oaky and way nobler. But even so, if you chew the 10 for a while, it is already impressive and may in fact have more Laphroaig-typicity than the TW. So even though you have to admit that the TW dominates the 10 in quality, the 10 might still be the preferred choice for the kind of purpose for which you want to use Laphroaig at all.

    Not nearly as long as the Triple Wood, less intense, comparatively low ooomph (40%). The aromas are much more focused on the peat here (a one sidedness which may make it hard to stomach for some) and not on the barrel aromas.

    Time to get myself a Quarter Cask and compare the three brothers. Because the QC is close enough pricewise to the 10 so that if it is anywhere near as good as the Triple Wood then it will be the my Laphroaig and the other two will be unnecessary. Right now my favorite Laphroaig is the TW.

  • Schönibert wrote:

    September 4, 2014 - Nach dem Ardbeg viel süßer und komplexer, wenngleich natürlich nicht so klar auf der Asche. Eher der Rauch eines Barbeques am Strand im Vorbeigehen.

  • Zweder wrote: 90 points

    August 26, 2014 - In the bouquet peat, smoke, clove, iodine and medicine. On the palate the same in fact. A lot of iodine on the mid palate and smoke in the finish. A whisky with a high distinguishability.

  • stadler Likes this wine:

    August 5, 2013 - Testé "neat", puis avec de la glace et enfin avec une goutte d'eau fraîche. Premier point, même avec une température estivale, la glace le modifie trop.
    "Neat", il dégage un parfum de tourbe puissant, puis de cuir, de notes médicinales et enfin d'iode, c'est long en bouche, bien harmonieux, on y revient avec plaisir. L'eau fraîche amène une légère note fruitée en plus de la tourbe. Expérience vraiment intéressante.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type Spirits
  • Producer Laphroaig
  • Varietal Malt
  • Designation Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Vineyard 10 Years Old, 40%
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Region Scotland
  • SubRegion Islay
  • Appellation South Shore
  • UPC Codes 089540338057, 5010019640260, 5010019641915, 9300601391424

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  • In Cellars 152 (58%)
  • Consumed 111 (42%)

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