Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 Port Wood Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 Port Wood

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  • Distiller:

    Laphroaig

  • Bottler:

    Laphroaig

  • ABV:

    51.2%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 74
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Not ugly at all, but this is not for me, I find these bottlings pointless generally speaking. I love Port and raspberries, just not in my whisky. I used to like the PX Cask better.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is smoky and intense with a blend of peat and campfire smoke and a soft fruitiness underneath.
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  • Raided Score: 97
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: At 102.6 proof, the rich flavored ethanol sticks to your lips and burns ever so good. A crescendo-like smoky cigar box finish is firm and luxurious.
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Smoke, wood, port, and iodine slowly move to a velvety sweet smoke on a long finish.
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  • Raided Score: 100
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The mind boggles, but the tongue is happy. Incredibly hard to put down, and so pretty to look at, too. Stock up.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Incredible offering displaying some of the best combinations of wine and peat in a long time. Delectable.
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  • Intro:

    A venerable release for Laphroaig, the 2013 release of the Cairdeas line of limited editions is a hit among enthusiasts. Matured in port barrels, let's see how this release shakes out.

  • 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

  • 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. Im 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.

  • Overall:

    Incredible offering displaying some of the best combinations of wine and peat in a long time. Delectable.

  • Score:

    8

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