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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Take me home

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mReview by @mattatec

11th Sep 2012

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Only reveals it self about half way down the bottle. It's waited 16 years so it needs some time to open, but it's well worth the wait. Nose - Not the best nose, but this is deceptive. It's rich and warm. Tobacco with orange and flowers. Quite fizzy but wood notes tame that. Palate - Big wash of salt first and a little oily in the mouth. Barley sugar then the old oak and pine furniture rush in followed by the peat, honey and heather. Finish - is minutes long. pushing the air from the mouth out through nose you get layers of spicy, sweet, sweet barbecue smoked meat and fish meshed with medicinal sea side goodness. It ends finally with a numb tongue that feels like it's been treated with tcp. Then the sweetness and wood returns to leave you with a lasting sense of umami. A truly complex and rewarding drink and worth every penny of it's tag.

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3 comments

Taco commented

It really does improve as the bottle gets lower. Delicious, wonderful whisky! Does it get any better? Well, possibly the Laga 12 and some Ardbegs, but this is a fantastic whisky! I read Serge at Whiskyfun say this is one he goes to when in a bar and I agree. One to always have on hand!

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Great review, nicely written!

6 years ago 0

mattatec commented

Just bagged a bottle for £28 at asda. Get down there quick if you're in the UK.

6 years ago 0

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