The Macallan Distillery
A solid performer with good balanceand character.
18 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Nose: Boiled sweets, green jelly babies, persimmon. Good oily maltiness then golden syrup, damp coffee grounds and a charred wood note. Impressive.
Palate: Medium to full. A sweet start, then a concentration of Victoria plum jam in cenre of the tongue. Oily weight, plump fruits. gains more oiliness with water.
Finish: Long and smooth.
Comment: A solid performer with good balanceand character.
Nose: Intense. Takes you straight to the woods. Musty. Humus. Damp wood. Getting nutty. Walnut stain. Dry walnut. Obvious sherry influence.
Palate: Dry at first then opening on sweet fruit and licorice. Raisins and nuts toffee. Spicy. Well structured.
Finish: Dry and spicy. Refreshing. A little astringency which is not unpleasant.
Comment: A well balanced dram, definitely autumnal. To sip on a quiet evening, with a piece of chocolate, listening to some serious Bach.
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