Friday, 6 October 2017

Ledaig 2005 Sherry LMDW Review [From Paris with Love]

Hi everyone,

Today I’ve got another Ledaig, because I love the stuff and seek it out at every opportunity.
This is an exclusive to La Maison du Whisky, probably by way of Signatory’s stock. It was pretty expensive at 120 Euros-ish, when you can just but a Signatory cask strength quite a bit cheaper.

Ledaig 2005 LMDW 56.6%
Colour: Amber
Body: Full
Nose: A lovely cask of course! Meaty, good rubber, dirty peat, black pepper. Very classic 2005 Sherry matured Ledaig. Elegant fruit behind it all.
Taste: lovely arrival, great development. All the classic meaty and dirty Ledaig flavours, grit, soot, peppery meat. Medicinal like that Sherry 1998 Laphroaig from Whisky Exchange.
Finish: Long length. Drier, some oak, with sweetness and gristy smoke fighting it out.
Bottled 2017. So good they're getting boring. Another great cask.
85/100

Thanks for reading!

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