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Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old

Masterful Monster

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

5th May 2010


Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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This one has a nice dark sheen and great legs. This is going to be good, I’m sure.

OMG, what a fantastic nose! After the truckload of alcohol, on a wave of peat, seaspray and some medicinal touches, the sweet citrus comes into play. Masterful. This makes a man’s knees go weak.

The taste is totally Islay. Peated, surely, but perfectly balanced with the sweet tones (I get passion fruit, amongst others). It’s perfectly drinkable without water, even at a rather challenging 55,7% ABV.

This Laphroaig distances itself from the classic 10 Year Old and 15 Year Old with ease. This Cask Strength expression has a Finish with capital F. Long, powerful, spicy, but perfectly balanced.

This is without a doubt a masterful monster that must not be missed (at a price of approx 50 EUR). After having this one, it’s official: I’m a Laphroaig fan!

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AboutChoice commented

@markjedi1, that was great to see these popular expressions reviewed together at the same time. Now I'm awaiting for one more review of the 48% Quarter Cask :-)

13 years ago 0

markjedi1 commented

I'll try to track it down. I tasted these from a set of samples that I got from a co-worker (they all came from a 3x20cl bottles gift pack).

13 years ago 0

jdcook commented

Yeah, this is one I really want to get my hands on!

13 years ago 0

Sippinxtac commented

Recently tried the CS and absolutely loved it. Being a noobie, was asked to stay away from Islay by most sites online, but I'm glad I trusted my guts and tried this one. Great review, definitely one I would concur with, among the many for the CS here !!! Glad to knw I'm not way off track ;) !!!

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