Review #233 – Laphroaig Cairdeas Portwood (2013)
Whiskey Network Review #233 | /r/Scotch Review #94 – Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 Portwood Finish, 102.4pf
Nose: Mossy vegetal note strikes first. Smells like a field or pasture after rain and then the smoke kicks in. Raw smoke with intense bandages and dying
things. Port sweeps in and helps balance nicely with some really nice vanilla icing and wine sweetness.
Taste: Sweet with lots of wine in the foreground. Thick oily mouthfeel that is complex and sweet with some nice balance between the peat and smoke.
Finish: Long, sweet and complex. Definitely more earthy and herbal and vegetal than the other two in true Laphroaig fashion. I’m really loving this dram and the proof is right on point. Not too high and not too low and the wine sweet balances almost perfectly with the peat and traditional Laphroaig character.
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