Review: Lagavulin, 16 year oldJuly 19th, 2011
Continuing with the Islay-themed reviews…
Lagavulin, 16 year old, 43%, $75
An old classic, but how do the newest bottlings fare? Rich, chewy, slightly oily texture. Deep peat, thick smoke, iodine, brine, charcoal, seaweed, Earl Grey tea, and the aromas of a summer barbeque. Vanilla and light caramel soften the intensity, while subtle citrus fruit teases. Powerful, yet polished and seamless. After all these years, this whisky is still one of the finest standard issue peaty, smoky whiskies! — John Hansell
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 94
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