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Lagavulin 16 year old 43%

Age: 16-18 yrs
ABV: 43
Bottle size: 70
Primary Cask: American oak
Floral: Light
Fruity: Moderate
Woody: Light
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Re- Tasted: Feb 2013
The nose is slightly lighter on the grape, thus showing more smoke, coffee, and slightly crisp barley. Gently tarry and phenolic more a good briny intensity. The barley develops a lovely sweet sheen and an embracing sootiness. In my opinion less sherry = better balance.

Lightly oiled on the palate and very sooty. Like the nose it’s subtly sherried and allows the sooty peat notes unfettered access to the tongue! Pleasantly fruity with hints of orange and tangerine, coated with a light fish oil and impregnated with some lovely spices. The sherry sweetness comes through on the middle and does offer up a slightly confected note but it’s back to coal/ peat dust and finishing with a slightly herbal nuance.

Please note that the branded Glencairn glass is not included with this bottle. It however can be purchased separately for £8.95



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