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Monday, January 22, 2018

Laphroaig 10 yo (bottled 2017), Cask Strength #009, 58,1%

Review #600
This is batch number 9 from the wonderful Cask Strength series. It is bottled February 2017. Peat and fresh cut grass in the smell. Crisp green apples. After a couple of minutes in the glass, it is surprisingly gentle on the nose.

And here we go. Peat and a great alcohol burn is the first that arrives in the taste. Again the green apples. Some oak comes forward in the finish and the peat, some medicinal notes and some salt stays for quite a while.

A great young and fresh cask strength from Laphroaig. I miss a bit of complexity (considering that it is a cask strength), but sometimes you just need a good young Islay cask strength hard hitter, and then, this is a great choice! I will give this 87/100 (21/23/22/21).

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