Laphroaig 18 years old
| Laphroaig 18 years old
|Flaskens volum:||70 cl|
|Ppm malt:||25 ppm|
|Pris Vinmonopolet:||kr 933,40,-|
|Poeng NMWL:||8,6/10 p|
|Poeng Whiskyfun:||87/100 p|
|Farge||Uten vann||Med vann|
|Gull|| Lukt: Salt, alkohol, lær, røyk, tjære, sitrus, pepper. Fjøs. Lett aroma.
Smak: Søt bitter sitrus, malt, pepper, røyk, tjære. Lett på smak, mye sitrus
| Ikke vurdert lukt.
Ikke vurdert smak.
|Ettersmak: Kort. Sitrus, røyk, pepper |
Oppsummering: Ganske lett på aroma, også på smak. Kraftigere enn den gamle 15, men det har nok litt med alkoholinnholdet å gjøre også. Veldig ren og tydelige smaker. Godt råvarepreg. Ikke noen typisk Laphroaig, selv om man kjenner den lett igjen.
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Destilleriets offisielle smaksnotater
|Bright gold||At bottling strength, a soft toffee sweet but faintly spicy flavour counterbalances the trace of delicate phenols and fruit. An all encompassing smoothness brings these together. A touch of water allows the seaweed and salt to come through but not enough to overpower the vanilla and honey sweetness with just a trace of new mown hay and peat at the finish.||It is bigger, starting on all things earthy (gentian spirit and liquorice wood – my taste), with quite a saltiness but less than in the HB. Lemon sprinkled oysters, peat, maybe a hint of coriander and even sorrel, and then a rather big oakiness – not plankish of course – that, once again, hints at some kind of new oak treatment, ‘though it’s no vanilla bomb at all. Anyway, It’s good! Faint nuttiness.|
|Ettersmak: Full bodied, long with a luxurious oily smoothness. |
Balanse: An intense depth that is exceptionally balanced and warming.
Oppsummering: This 18 year old expression of Laphroaig is made in limited quantities each year and savoured by a fortunate few. A soft, sweet and spicy Islay peat smoke greets you when you first open the bottle. The immediate taste is an oak sweetness, from 18 years in the barrel. A faint hint of the sea can be detected, testimony to its time maturing on the remote island of Islay.
|Pale gold||Smoother than the HB, much more vanilled (first fill bourbon casks?) but also fruitier and rounder, with some pleasant coastal notes (sea air, iodine.) It’s also rather more medicinal than the HB, with hints of tincture of iodine, bandages and a little camphor. Oh, and whiffs of gentian. It’s still a gentle and rather shy Laphroaig so far, that is, let’s hope the palate will be bigger. (Note: opens up just a bit after… one hour! On more citrons and kumquats.)||An instant warming tang of smoke fades into smooth floral scents, which blends seamlessly into an oaky nuttiness and leaves a lasting sweetness on the taste. With a touch of water, the peaty warmth fills the mouth but does not overshadow the sweet chocolate smoothness. This is balanced by the rich toffee taste and slowly fades into a delicate hint of heather and peat smoke.|
|Ettersmak: Long, even more on liquorice wood. Lemon. |
Oppsummering: This is complicated. I think I liked the nose of the 15yo that this one is meant to replace a little better because of its beautiful fruity notes (if I remember well) and of its subtleness but this is bigger and more assertive on the palate indeed, even if probably a little less complex and more ‘modern’