Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
89 pts. Wine Enthusiast: May, 1997
Full golden appearance. Medium-bodied. Salt, iodine, peat, smoke. A fragrant nose of medicinal peat and heather leads an oily feeling palate with a big kick of iodine and seaweed flavors racing through the finish. Essence of Islay, and not for the faint hearted.
85–89 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2007
Aromas of new shoe leather, iodine, smoked trout, flowers, intense grain, soft cheese, peat-reek and dried seaweed. The palate entry is pleasantly smoky and grainy sweet; the midpalate flavors range from olive brine, seaweed, iodine, and wood smoke to baked pear, toffee and marshmallow. Concludes warm and toasty.
Wine & Spirits
Good, yes; delicate, no. Clocking in at a potent 57 percent alcohol, this is entirely Laphroaig (in fact, if you don’t add any water, it’s so Laphroaig that it hurts). The aroma suggests tar, peat resin, smoke and a touch of burnt rubber; the flavor is similar, though there’s also a viscous richness to the texture, as well as a surprise hint of apple fruit, all of it lasting long.