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Macallan Terra

Overall rating
84.03/100
votes
147
Whiskybase ID
WB102233
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Quest Collection
Bottled
2017
Casktype
1st Fill European & American Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
43.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314305123
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
14 oct 2017 12:12 pm by whisk-O-thek
Uncolored

Average value

€ 232.76

68 × in wishlist

147 × member ratings

1012 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Terra

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.03 points

  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blender glass.
    Should also be tasted with this to get the full pleasure. This whisky is made for this glass.
    But I'm also a fan and like the NAS from Macallan if you completely hide the price. A pleasure on the nose.
    • Nose
      90 90
      89.5
      Very nice mix of full balance and complexity. There is a fruity note of apples and ginger, but also woody dark, luckily the sherry is not so dominant, but fits well into the overall picture. The alcohol is decent according to the percentages. Chocolate and orange are still there.
    • Taste
      88 88
      88.5
      Another great mix of fruity sweetness, acidity and bitterness / oak. The alcohol again very subtle. Don't think it drops very much to the nose.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Could of course be a little longer and more intense, but it is also not bad or thin.

  2. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Deep amber and smell. Nose: Alcohol, wrapper, milky, toasted oak, smoked, coffee beans, hand-washed sourness, pickles and stale dried fruit. Taste Palate: Medium Sour, sweet, bitter, woody, preserved fruit, ebony soup, black berries that are ripe to rotten, shredded tobacco, Telford black chocolate, American coffee with cream. Finish: long, ebony sugar, cocoa powder, cream body : Medium, with tannins, bitter bottom, normal oil

    Nose: 85/100
    Palate: 84/100
    Finish: 83/100
    Body: 84/100
    Overall: 84/100

  3. Barbone scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Only good in spherical glass
      Standard glass was a bit dull. (83)
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately the nose is not a good start, there is a burnt nuts sort of smell, and then it came to me tree bark, the sort you get on parts of your garden.
    The palate leaves a lot to be desired but let's give it a chance and some time for a balanced view.
    No this does not work for me it is ok and has some nice parts but the overall taste is not good.
    it's a no from me the quality/price ratio is poor.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blender glass.
    Should also be tasted with this to get the full pleasure. This whisky is made for this glass.
    But I'm also a fan and like the NAS from Macallan if you completely hide the price. A pleasure on the nose.
    • Nose
      90 90
      89.5
      Very nice mix of full balance and complexity. There is a fruity note of apples and ginger, but also woody dark, luckily the sherry is not so dominant, but fits well into the overall picture. The alcohol is decent according to the percentages. Chocolate and orange are still there.
    • Taste
      88 88
      88.5
      Another great mix of fruity sweetness, acidity and bitterness / oak. The alcohol again very subtle. Don't think it drops very much to the nose.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Could of course be a little longer and more intense, but it is also not bad or thin.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Distinct cane sugar sweetness. Understated maltiness with a minimal sultana twist. Not much body to it, just the bland sweetness. Does not work for me.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Of all the new NAS Macs, it's the one with the least amount of soap and other junk, pretty dark and crisp, yummy.
    • Nose
      Chestnut, brown sugar, maple syrup, burnt butter, raisins, dresser, leather, chocolate with orange pieces
    • Taste
      Brown sugar, dark malt, flamed orange, chestnut, walnut, leather, chest of drawers, chestnut, maple syrup, licorice, furniture polish, nut chocolate
    • Finish
      Nuts, dark malt, leather, some orange zest, medium-long

  8. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not a sherry bomb like Ruby, massively oaky too.
    • Nose
      Sherry, maple syrup, raisin, gerbeaud, orange peel and milk coffee.
    • Taste
      Sherry, tannic oak, strawberry white chocolate and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, oaky.

  9. Drochaid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The Macallan Terra is a classic filling of firstfill sherry casks and comes with hints of toffee, dried fruit and spicy notes of wood. The barrels come from Tevasa and Vasyma from Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. Bottled in a 70 cl bottle with 43.8% volume

  10. molpet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    One of the better Macallan's out there nowadays, though, hopelessly overpriced. Nice sherry sweet/sour notes, well balanced out with the oak influence. Medium spiceness. The ABV is a bit too low to allow the whisky to shine through.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Baske24 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. WhiskeyMaster scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a 1920 Blenders glass.
    Typical Macallan. Not bad and well rounded. For half the price, it would be worth buying. What I like best is the nose.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Apple compote and ginger. Dark chocolate and oranges. Some toffee and nuts. In the background dark plums and dried fruits. Subtle oak. Old library.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy start with ginger. Then honey sweetness, dark chocolate with orange. Bitter spiciness from the oak. Dried fruits, raisins and dark plum. Quite dry mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length. It's getting drier and more sour. Dark chocolate, orange zest with ginger and oak.

  14. PMAC scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  15. Mapl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. MrNachbar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  18. Artmount scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Dry fruit, raisin
    • Taste
      81 81
      Touch of Christmas cake, not so impressive, it could be better with higher ABV
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short to medium

  19. YuraLM scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      At the first smell of oak, dry fruits, dustiness then juicy fruits, cinamon, toffee. At the finish sweet plum
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sugared fruits, toffee, sugar molasses
    • Finish
      85 85
      Sweet, long-lasting, toffee

  20. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Much better then the Quest and the Lumina, lovely sheried layers compared to the Ruby this one has less big sherry flavors you would expect from European oak.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. AlainMalt09 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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