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31 Jan 2014

Laphroaig 1998 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Laphroaig

 

Laphroaig 1998 - The Whisky AgencyLaphroaig 15 yo 1998
(52,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Reflections’ 2013, refill hogshead, 261 btl.)

Nose: clean and sharpish Laphroaig. Very coastal (seaweed, wet beach, some smoked fish). Hints of antiseptics. Some camphor. Wet wool and hints of canvas. Little fruitiness or roundness, apart from some lemon in the background. Ferns. Mouth: oily, chiselled and focused again, though sweeter and definitely rounder than on the nose. Marzipan and more fruits. Salted almonds. Liquorice. Kippers. Again quite medicinal. Finish: very long, peaty, grapefruity and salty.

A Laphroaig of the slightly sharper type. Just really faultless. Not that we’re surprised, mind you. Around € 110, still available in most shops.

Score: 88/100

Laphroaig 1998 (Whisky Agency) 4 Ruben Luyten 2014-01-31

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