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Macallan 1971

Overall rating
94.21/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine & Rare
Vintage
1971
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
30 years old
Casknumber
4280
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
27 Dec 2009 7:28 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 17724.99

8 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1971

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.21 points

  1. Allandale did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottled at 30 years old.

    Dark tawny.

    Palate starts malty and very sweet.

    Becomes drier, with cocoa-like flavours.

    Long, lively, spicy.

    Reminiscent of root ginger.

  2. Waykid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Serge's evaluation: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejuly06-1.html#120706

  3. Waykid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A good one and certainly a classic sherrycannon. Tasted in a bar a few years ago. Nice one, though there have been some old sherried ones even a lot more to my liking. Now the question: for all I understand this is a speculative investors item in it's presently priced commodity form. So it's for the lords and ladies of the high commercial courts of humanity and as such has nothing to do with a malt-peasant like me. So this must be unbearably naive, but isn't 12000€ (the current 'budget' WB-price) or 15800£ (the price in the shop it's available in at 11.8.2016) a 'bit' much? 
    • Nose
      It is a sherry-heaven! Raisins, dates and figs, sweet orange & orange-peel, slight chocolate, some mint, dark coffee beans and both dark & maple syrup. Sweet, round and luscious.
    • Taste
      Quite tarty initially, pungent red berries like lingon- and cranberry, maybe some raspberry and dried strawberries, honey. When it settles down with water the deep sherry starts talking: fresh dates, dried plum and figs, orange-peel, sweet dark coffee, syrups and cane sugar. This is impressive yet not as stunning as the nose.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and very sherried, drying a bit towards the end.

  4. martijnbams28 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    old school :-)
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

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