Nose: The soft, but massive peat is beautifully balanced with the fruit notes. Where the fruit on the standard distillers edition seems jammy, here the higher strength makes for a combination of fresher fruit and boiled fruit sweets and barley sugar. Plenty of classic iodine and salt fish peat-reek in there too.
Palate: Quite tight on the palate at full strength, but it will do. Raspberry and rhubarb with sugar and ash enveloped in coal smoke.
Finish: Slightly sour and ashy. But I like it.
Comment: Not the best Laga ever bottled, but it remains Lagavulin and I love it for that.