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Overall rating
92.27/100
votes
101
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Mancarella (Ma)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
90
Strength
49.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2018 9:56 pm by dRambo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 390.00

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1973 Ma

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.27 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Madness, just madness. This flavor in taste and nose is impressive and beguiling at the same time. The nose captivates with its extremely fruity and multi-layered nature, the taste does not have to hide from this complex nose absolutely and offers with its powerful kind of nose forehead. A dreamlike and wonderfully harmonious drop, I am thrilled!
    • Nose
      Bright and clear, the Speyside shines in the glass. While I watch the oily and tough streaks and thick droplets on the glass wall is an extremely fruity bouquet in the air. Powerful and majestic, tropical fruits and overripe apricots emerge from the premium snifter. Velvety and creamy vineyard peach beguiles the nose, the wonderfully fruity nose releases more and more aromas over time. Slightly sour pineapple and a splash of lemon mingle with exotic fruits like mango and papaya. The alcohol appears again and again, but is harmoniously integrated and gives the malt a strong touch. The peach will blend creamy and sweet, thick forest honey and caramel while a very subtle roast flavors in the background. A hint of freshly grated peppermint in the fingers is in the air, from time to time spicy wood tones come into their own. My saliva is now massively stimulated, I could smell for hours on this complex and complex nose ... Just a quick look at the thick drops that still pull their tracks back into the glass in slow motion, gorgeous!
    • Taste
      Respectfully and timidly I take the first small sip. Creamy and fruity, the malt flows over the tongue, intense and old fruit flavors rise. Powerful, the spicy wood elements unfold their intense aroma, a pinch of white pepper spreads on the tongue and between the lips. Dark, dried berries and peaches exude their opulent aroma and zealous with the pleasant sharpness to the bet. While the pleasant sharpness is on the decline, spicy wood tones and a hint of walnut aroma come to light more and more intensively. Lightly burnt caramel mixes with a touch Espresso, tart and spicy pieces of wood rest creamy on the tongue. At the moment, the old and venerable woody aromas dominate the aroma, here and there a touch of sweet vanilla comes into its own. The fruity elements slowly reappear, old and dried peach slices are covered with sticky and dark honey. The whole time is a subtle peppermint aroma in the background and represents a wonderful contrast to the fruity sweetness.
    • Finish
      With this now surprisingly dominant mint in the background, the taste goes into the reverberation. The old and partly bitter oak flavors still rest on the tongue and exude their creamy mouthfeel, the subtle sharpness in the form of now black pepper is now also more prevalent. Old and dried grated coconut also appear all of a sudden and mingle with peach and pineapple. Again and again, new flavors and nuances, the mint and the creamy oak never seem to want to end. The coconut flavor is picking up speed and wants to replace the mint and the creamy wood tones, this succeeds only partially. Slowly, really only very slowly, the Speyside finally sounds and leaves a contented grin on my face.

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Wonderful aroma, pineapple, apricots, mango, with slightly sour lemon, plum compote, linden honey, custard, a brilliant fruit salad in the nose
    • Taste
      Creamy and mild, sweet ripe pineapple, with caramel and another such elegant light lime blossom honey, wax, subtle spiciness, so towards white pepper and allspice, apricots, latte coffee
    • Finish
      Quietly warming, getting slightly dry late in the day, latte coffee, which gets a little stronger over time, white pepper, and then the oily, sweet fruitiness. Brilliant, but slightly weaker than Mancarella No. 1. But that's nuance, both are great!

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [February, 1973] Many detailed reviews on this release already so I do just a "quicky" of a small sample...

    ...and this is a typical 40+years (most probably 4th fill) sherry cask maturation of my beloved 'farclas distillery. Great complexity, perfect balance, absolutely flawless and dangerously quaffable - for details please refer to the other reviews (I am not in the mood for "analysis paralysis" on this wonderful dram tonight). Slainte!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Almost no sherry-induced aromas to detect but I do not miss them.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The sherry contributed almost nothing to the taste, in a blind setting I would have guessed a bourbon maturation.
    • Finish
      90 90
      It gets a little drying-bitter towards the end (tannins at work).

  4. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A few drops of water make the Mancarella not much fruity in the nose, but he gets beautiful legs and puts in the Gummibären- and fruit sweeties on the palate and also the finish is (exotic) fruity with less acidity and oak aroma. I think a few drops quite well, but it does not have to be.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A great malt with particularly intense fruit and gummy bear sweetness with a fine aroma game between sugar sweetness and sour fruit, which shows his age especially in the finish, which is reported by intense oak.
    • Nose
      After 40 minutes in the Premium Snifter you can see sweet melons, sweet dark berries, cherry gummy bears, lychee, mango. A sweet-fruit potpourri. Everything well integrated, no alcohol far and wide.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sour cherry, cheese rind, slightly tingling, juicy sweet blackberries. Pleasantly oily.
    • Finish
      In the finish also fruity-sweet at the beginning, before the oak comes through, some acidity; the age, and again some exotic sweetness.

  6. SteveW110 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I would like to explain myself ... First, I had a sample sent to me, in which I knew what I drink and have given this malt a lot of attention and probably expected a lot. Afterwards, I tasted it and found it awesome (92 points) = status mess. By a stupid coincidence I got a blindsample and there I found the malt moderately to average and gave him internal 80 points, without knowing what it was. Then came the resolution! My score of 86 points is thus the average of both tastings.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. BehindSpace scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  9. art-bett scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Already on the nose it shows that we are dealing with a flatterer before the Lord have to do. Vanillekipferl, malt sweets and a hint of apple strudel ranging in front of an exotic fruit salad, prepared in the Seychelles, alternately hands. Also in terms of taste, this Speysider certainly convinces, banana stands out, supported by caramel and various tropical fruits. A firework of aromas. For a long time everything lingers on the palate, a really excellent Speysider, which is in no way inferior to its predecessor. The nose is already divine, much more is not in my opinion, but also tastes of the Mancarella plays in the top league.

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Exotic, filigree. Orange blossom, mild honey. Physalis, apricots, mandarins, passion fruit. Fresh sawdust, a little vanilla, vine leaves. Red pears, yellow plums. Wild grasses and a hint of mint. Over time, some marzipan and a subtle wax note.
    • Taste
      Fruity. oily. Mango, passion fruit, sweet pineapple, ripe vineyard peach. Dried apricots, mild white pepper. Some candle wax, creamy milk chocolate, almonds and a hint of walnuts.

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