Lagavulin 1990 The Syndicate
Added on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 07:34 PM
  Bottler: Bruichladdich Distillery
  Age: 14 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1990 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled 2004     
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 

The nose is all Lagavulin with a little hickory-smoked pork, and a little hint of sulphur.

 

Palate is initially nice, along the lines of what you'd expect from a 14yo Lagavulin of this era, if not too impressive... it tastes too watered down to me. Drinks really easily for something so peaty, which I think was the objective here. Water brings out the porky, bacon flavors from the nose, and the finish offers greater contrast, though it's not quite an improvement since the intensity of flavor drops, of course.

 

Nothing to shout about, but a nice peater that I'd happily accept a bottle of, and bring to a party.

 
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