Lagavulin 25 Years Old
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This bicentenary limited edition is magnificently full-on in flavour – a celebration to honour 200 Years of Lagavulin Distillery Managers.
Appearance Deep, red-hued chestnut. Slow, lingering.
Nose Profound, complex and dry overall. Rich yet elusive, it really takes time to open up, first offering liquid dried fruits; figs, dates or prunes and a trace of treacle toffee.
Body Medium-rich, coating.
Palate A voluptuous, oily texture, with a bitter-sweet and gingery, slightly drying start. Intense, with masses of charred wood, oak-smoked meats, honey, burnt treacle tart and ash.
Finish Long, smooth, sweetly honeyed and elegant, with slowly rising fragrant wood smoke, ash, salt and a subtle, chilli like heat; followed by cooling eucalyptus.