The 6th edition of Lagavulin's fresh and smoky 12 year old, one of the mainstays of Diageo's yearly Special Releases collection.
Lagavulin 12 Years - 7th Special Release (Bot. 2007) Tasting Notes
Colour: white wine. Nose: it is the same whisky as the ‘2005’, more or less. Any differences may come from my imagination only, of which any descriptions we’d better avoid if you please. All right, say, a little mustard. With water: even more austere – even if it’s not an austere whisky. More mineral – which I like. Mouth (neat): it seems that we’re back to a bigger fruitiness but it’s more grapefruit drops than ‘general’ fruit drops here. In that sense it’s closer to the Moon (yeah). Quite some almondy notes as well. With water: yes. Superb balance between something unusually medicinal (cough medicine), raw peat, candied lemons and soft spices. And a taste of oysters. Finish: long again, getting saltier and more maritime. Comments: I think it’s a clear improvement over all earlier batches, even if I know that the 2006 was already greater. Funny how similar these batches are when undiluted, whilst being quite different when watered down. SGP:458 – 90 points. We’ll try quite a few ‘undisclosed’ - or supposed-to-be – Lagavulins in the coming weeks.
(With thanks to caro Diego and caro Massimo)
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||57.5%/ 70cl|
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