Macallan 1991 Elegancia

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Fino and Oloroso Sherry Casks
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
05 Nov 2009 7:30 pm

Average value

€ 962.23

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1991 Elegancia

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Macallan adheres to the glass wall for an extremely long time. The nose is interesting fruity and makes you hungry for more. The taste of Macallan disappointed me a little. Barely fruit only spicy and sharp wood. The finish makes up for the mild taste. The 40% alcohol is amazingly noticeable.
    • Nose
      Rich amber with a wonderful golden brown shimmer. The drops are extremely slow and cumbersome after swinging back into the glass.

      Fruity sherry pours out of the glass. After the first pinch of sweet fruit has disappeared, an extremely nutty aroma dominates. Fine vanilla mixes with delicious caramel. The 40 percent alcohol is surprisingly very noticeable and bite easily in the nose. Again dark fruits like raisins or dates with a touch of chocolate.
    • Taste
      The first impression: spicy wood! Relatively little fruit, but extremely spicy wood. Slightly bitter the Macallan unfolds a fine sharpness. The spiciness becomes spicier and exudes an increasingly intense nut aroma. The second sip of dark fruits with chocolate are noticeable, then again spicy, fine sharp wood. In the end, nut again.
    • Finish
      The finish begins as the taste ends. In short: spicy, fine bitter wood. For a long time, the finish emits a plump warmth. The finish ends nuttily with a spicy sharpness.

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Macallan Elagancia 12yo 2003 bottling (1991) 40%. Consumed Dec 2020. Aroma is milk chocolate, chocolate syrup yet also green raisin, pineapple and floral rosewater notes are sort of discordant with the chocolate. Then big green apple. Twiggy. Touch of sherry. Perhaps a little oxidised to start (having been bottled 17 years ago), but a bit of air burns off any impression of that. Taste is soft sherry and chocolatey, salty spirit, quite a kick to it considering the low abv! Salt is the dominant vibe. Sawn wood and light sherry. Softens up over time as your mouth gets used to the heat. Good - a nice whisky. 3.45/82

  3. Dottore scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like it very well. In the composition surprisingly different than the normal 12er. Amazing peppery and little fruit in the taste. The nose is really fine. 87 pts
    • Nose
      Beautiful sticky sweet sherry, blackberries, light grass notes. Candied hazelnuts, vanilla
    • Taste
      Strong, some dark fruit at the beginning, then a lot of woody sweet spice. slight sharpness.
    • Finish
      Medium long, lots of spicy wood. Later in the mouth peppery feeling

  4. Laga93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Juergen78 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Overall, I found him disappointing. A relatively thin nose and too complex for me. So that my unfulfilled expectations do not affect the result too much, he gets well-intentioned 80 points.
    • Nose
      Light, slightly caramel and a hint of nuts, light citrus notes
    • Taste
      For 40% surprisingly noticeable alcohol, yet soft, slightly sweet and a little wood
    • Finish
      Very short, it leaves a slight touch of wood

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A rich and wonderful dram with lots of rich oloroso aroma's. Quite a complexity in a way, a drinkers dream!!
    • Nose
      Rich, sweet, lots of chocolate and dried fruit (reduced: dried peaches and apricot with some wood and a wiff of smoke).
    • Taste
      Smooth and slightly sweet, sultana's and dark cacao (reduced: green apples and lemon peel, with a nice touch of vanilla).
    • Finish
      Dry, firm, warming with some liqorice-wood and citrus flavors.

  7. mmaclean scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Love this well balanced and great to drink at 40%
    • Nose
      Light vanilla,toffee, nutty with citrus fruits, floral, light wood spices and oak
    • Taste
      light wood spices and lemon citrus fruits, balanced with toffee and nuts set on a background of sweet malt.
    • Finish
      sweet, spice and light vanillin oak

  8. mmaclean scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I remember being the Grand Cayman on vacation and went in to town for the day, they just got through a horrible storm. One ofthe local liquor stores had ths for sale for I think 60$ us dollars and I never saw it before, so I figured score on this one. It has turned out to be a rare find and I am glad I purchased it when I did. Lesson learned is get it while you can because you may ot be back or if you can go back it will be gone for sure.


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