NOSE : 22 out of 25, Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, sweet intense malt and lovely, refreshing citrus as well.
TASTE : 24 out of 25, mouth-watering, mouth-filling and mouth-astounding: the perfect weight of the smoke has no problems filling every crevice of the palate, builds towards a sensationally sweet maltiness at the middle.
FINISH : 24 out of 25, really long, and dries appropriately with smoke and spice. Classic Laphroaig.
BALANCE : 25 out of 25, a great distillery back to its awesome, if a little sweet, self. Layer upon layer of sexed-up peatiness, this is the closest I remember it to some 30 years ago!
COLOUR : Full sparkling gold.
NOSE : Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas.
BODY : Full bodied
PALATE Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness.
FINISH : Really long, and dries appropriately with smoke and spice.