Date: Jun. 13, 2009
Place: at home
Laphroaig 1977/1999 (43%, BBR, C#5081, 旋蓋)
C: Yellow, somewhat green. Limburg sample.
N: Peaty, nutty, quite medical, boggy, seaweed. Reminds you 15yo OB, layered, complex.
P: medium body, rich and sweet, quite nice finish, tasting good. Still powerful even at 43%.
D: beach, animal, peat.
C: 90 points. A very good tasting one. Sweet, peaty, rich and good. 很好喝的一支酒, 相當的肥美豐裕, 卻又有著恰到好處的泥煤風味. 讓你想再喝一口的酒.
Laphroaig NAS ‘Tripple Wood' (48%, OB, 1 Liter)
C: Dark yellow. Limburg之行回程機場買的酒.
N: Peaty, iodine, slightly raisin, sea wind. Fresh flower, still light nut.
P: Medium body, medium finish, seems nutty than before.
C: 86 points. A quite enjoyable one, easy with hint of sherry. 雖然沒有印象中那麼好, 但是確實是在既有的風格外加入了些雪莉因素, 簡單來說這支三桶就是Quarter Cask之後再進入雪莉桶過桶, 這是DFS專賣的酒.
Laphroaig 16yo 1987/2003 (50%, DL OMC, 342 bts. )
C: Light yellow, sample from Powermagic, thanks.
N: Quite peaty, fresh fruit, citrus, pine apple, light nut, grain.
P: Light body, medium finish. Sweet.
C: 88 points. Powerful, fresh, nice, quite enjoyable.
Laphroaig 18yo (48%, OB, 2009)
C: Yellow, Limburg sample.
N: Fruity, matured, pine apple, light peach, peaty, still quite fresh. Minty.
P: Seems fresher and sweeter than the 15yo ob. Also with more fruity note.
C: 87 points. A matured Laphroaig, dilute get better nosing. 這是一支內斂而淡雅的Laphoriag, 雖然仍然保有Laphroaig 波本桶的風格, 但是感覺過於雕琢而缺乏Laphroaig的缺陷美, 讚賞之餘又有點失落感! 缺少了15yo的那種落寞!
Laphroaig 9yo 1998 ‘The Taster' (58.4%, TWE, C#51, 294 bts. For Hideo Yamaoka)
C: Light yellow, Hideo's gift.
N: powerful, peaty, citrus, minty, medical young.
P: Medium light body, medium finish, very powerful, full of energy. Good.
C: 90 points. Young, fresh, and good. Hideo選桶, 三月來台的時候帶給我的禮物. 年輕, 有力, 簡單但卻讓你很著迷的酒!
Laphroaig 10yo ‘Cask Strength' (57.8%, OB, Batch#001, Feb. 2009)
C: Yellow brown, from Whiskysample.
N: Peaty, tropical fruit, apple, passion fruit, pine apple, quite rich, powerful, yet nice and enjoyable. With all the good nose from Laphroaig. A winner for sure.
P: Medium body, matured, medium finish. Nice, lingerling. Yet still very Laphroaig, seems better the old CS, I like it.
C: 92 points. A very ncie daily dram. Must have. 感覺比舊款紅標CS還棒的酒, 猜測紅標CS應該也停產了!
Laphroaig 12yo (52.4%, Exclusive Cask, C#6064)
C: Light yellow. 豪邁的銀盾系列.
N: Peaty, fruity, light vanilla, sweet, medical.
P: quite easy, clear Laphroaig, good and powerful.
C: 88 points. Quite easy and enjoyable one. 聽說賣得不錯, CP值很高的酒.
Laphroaig 12yo ‘Cairdeas' (57.5%, OB Feis Ila 2009 and FOL)
88 points. Much better than first tasting. With more oaky and tropical fruit feel. Quite powerful.