Laphroaig 拉佛格 18 Year old 48%

商品目錄A~Z 蘇格蘭單一麥芽威士忌LLaphroaig
商品編號:
國 別:United Kingdom
產 地:蘇格蘭艾雷島
年 份:
酒 齡:18 years old
酒 精 度:48%
容 量:70 cl
桶 別:
裝 瓶 數:
WHISKYBIBLE:94 points
WHISKYFUN:87 points
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Laphroaig 拉佛格 18 Year old 48%

品飲紀錄:

香氣:
太妃糖的甜蜜中略帶一絲辛香,與細緻的酚類香氣和水果味產生柔順的平衡。帶有海草和海水的鹹味,而不掩蓋它香草與蜂蜜的甜香,以及淡淡的乾草與泥煤味

酒體:
酒體飽滿,十分平穩且溫暖的厚實勁道

口感:
剛入口感受到的煙燻味,迅速化為柔和的花香,之後又轉而呈現明顯的橡木風味,以持久的香甜告終。溫暖的泥煤味充塞口腔,卻不至於使巧克力的柔滑甜香 失去風采,濃厚的太妃糖香氣在此發揮了巧妙的平衡效果,並將風格逐漸導向纖細的石南花與煙燻泥煤

尾韻:
綿長並帶著豐厚油滑的圓潤感


Laphroaig拉佛格酒廠簡介:

非主流威士忌極品
位處蘇格蘭西南的ISLAY艾雷島,其地理特色便是沿岸佈有超高密度之海草,且有終年不斷的冷烈海風。艾雷島便是在此獨特地理條 件下,孕育出全世界最具個性與特色的單一純麥威士忌。就在大部份威士忌愛好者將蘇格蘭高地Spey Side視為是威士忌聖地的同時,另有一群品味不凡的威士忌鑑賞家卻將艾雷島單一純麥威士忌推舉為是威士忌中的非主流極品。

最具代表性的艾雷島威士忌
位於艾雷島北海岸,擁有190年歷史的Laphroaig拉弗格酒廠,因接受全島最強勁的海風吹刮,加上堅持創廠以來不曾變動過的傳統蒸釀流程,塑造出最具原始艾雷風格的威士忌,因此被舉世公認是最具代表性的艾雷威士忌蒸餾廠。

高階品味鑑賞家的最愛
Laphroaig 的正統艾雷風格,體現在嗅覺上是強烈的煙燻味、碘藥水味及海風氣息;在味覺上是飽滿粗獷,厚實不失圓潤,尾韻綿長。這種與蘇格蘭高地主流威士忌截然不同的 產品特色,讓Laphroaig以不屑與世俗同流的孤傲形象,令許多不甘平凡的品味鑑賞家為之深深著迷,就連英國王儲查理斯王子也因之成為 Laphroaig的忠誠擁戴者,並且授封皇室徽章。

如同國際知名的酒評人Jack Mclean給予的評價,「Laphroaig的特色是獨樹一格的、是威士忌中的至尊,我曾經推崇它為為蘇格蘭威士忌中的Rolls-Royce,但 Laphroaig的特色不僅如此,它可以更進一步稱為是威士忌領域裡面的F1 Maserati;因為Laphroaig就如同是量身訂製、強勁的、配備著發出怒吼引擎聲的F1 Maserati。」

對那些慣於品嘗蘇格蘭威士忌的老手們來說,Laphroaig流過齒縫舌間後所留下的悠久餘味可說是種別處尋找不到的享受。所以,如果您不曾有機會嘗試過它的味道,請先不要冒然自稱、自己已經是威士忌的行家老手喔!


This 18 year old expression of Laphroaig is made in limited quantities each year and savoured by a fortunate few.  A soft, sweet and spicy Islay peat smoke greets you when you first open the bottle.  The immediate taste is an oak sweetness, from 18 years in the barrel.  A faint hint of the sea can be detected, testimony to its time maturing on the remote island of Islay. 

Bottled at 48% ABV and non-chill filtered for a depth of taste and texture.

Tasting Note by Whiskyfun Serge:
Laphroaig 18 yo (48%, OB, 2009)

Colour: pale gold. Nose: smoother than the HB, much more vanilled (first fill bourbon casks?) but also fruitier and rounder, with some pleasant coastal notes (sea air, iodine.) It’s also rather more medicinal than the HB, with hints of tincture of iodine, bandages and a little camphor. Oh, and whiffs of gentian. It’s still a gentle and rather shy Laphroaig so far, that is, let’s hope the palate will be bigger. (Note: opens up just a bit after… one hour! On more citrons and kumquats.) Mouth: it IS bigger, starting on all things earthy (gentian spirit and liquorice wood – my taste), with quite a saltiness but less than in the HB. Lemon sprinkled oysters, peat, maybe a hint of coriander and even sorrel, and then a rather big oakiness – not plankish of course – that, once again, hints at some kind of new oak treatment, ‘though it’s no vanilla bomb at all. Anyway, it’s good! Faint nuttiness. Finish: long, even more on liquorice wood. Lemon. Comments: this is complicated. I think I liked the nose of the 15yo that this one is meant to replace a little better because of its beautiful fruity notes (if I remember well) and of its subtleness but this is bigger and more assertive on the palate indeed, even if probably a little less complex and more ‘modern’. SGP:367 - 87 points.