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Lagavulin 12 Year Old bottled 2010 10th Release

Big, bold, bombastic, brilliant

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@tjbReview by @tjb

18th May 2015

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    24
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    92

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I love Lagavulin 16 and their distillers edition so what are the chances I wont like this?

The classic Lagavulin flavour profiles that make it a marmite whisky. Love it or loathe it you cannot mistake it.

The nose is wonderful, soft yet powerful. smoke, salt, brine, peat, sweetness. Palate - Huge rolling flavours which match the nose. Sea salt, smoke, peat, sweetness but beautifully matched. The finish lasts for ever, long and incredibly smoky like a bonfire.

If you havent tried it then look out for this one.

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6 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

this is the bottle I have. I got to try the 2011 (I think) and 2014 thanks to @talexander but I haven't made it to my bottle yet.

5 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

Yes, there is a lot to love with 2010 release Lagavulin 12, though there are probably not many bottles of the 2010 release floating around unsold at this point. 2010 Lag 12 would make a great desert island choice.

5 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@victor that makes me all the more happy that I have it, given how much I liked the 2011 offering.

5 years ago 0

Taco commented

The 2010 was quite good, and the 2011 excellent. The recent 2014 I also find excellent, slightly better than the 2013. I am about to finish my second bottle of 2014 with another stashed back. Probably should grab two more!

5 years ago 0

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

Survey question for the class, which I'll toss out here just 'cause it's the most current Lag 12 review:

How much would you pay for Lag 12 2012?

There's one gathering dust on the shelf of a local grocery store—not a liquor store or anything, just small-town grocer with an otherwise uninspiring whisky selection. It's tagged $109 and I've been thinking of offering the liquor dept manager $80 to take of off his hands.

Any opinions? I had the 2014 and liked it mucho, but not $109 mucho. I understand that the 2012 is near the bottom of most Lag 12 fans' lists—but even so, isn't that like your least-favorite kid? You still love him, right?

4 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

recently my local (rural) store had 3 bottles on offer at £50 each but as you can imagine they didn't last long. if you can pick one up for $80 you won't regret it.

4 years ago 0

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