Whether the price for this old Macallan is justified, everyone has to decide for themselves. I think it's a shame that such bottlings are traded rather than speculative object and the least of it will be uncorked!
Dark amber shines in the Premium Snifter, the streaks sticking to the glass wall dissolve a few oily drops which flow back into the glass relatively quickly. An elegant sherry aroma rises timidly, dried berries and grapes merge with velvety sour cherries, minimally show roasted hazelnuts. Sweet honey drips on blackberries and redcurrants, discreetly caramel and toffee come into their own. Hints of leather and dried tobacco leaves end in creamy milk chocolate, a hint of orange and peach creamy through the nose. The alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated, sweet and yet slightly dry my salivation is slowly stimulated. The longer I smell the wonderful nose, the more complex and interesting it becomes. Apricots, a touch of green apple, a little vanilla, syrup and sugar candy ... Wonderfully, I could smell forever on this elegant and solid nose.
Sweetness flashes, powerfully the first sip pours over the tongue. Raisins and dark chocolate merge with caramelized sugar, spicy wood tones add a touch of wet leather, meadow herbs and a hint of menthol finish fresh on the tongue. Slowly increases subtle sharpness and prickles pleasant on the tip of the tongue. The salivation is stimulated massively, a pinch of white pepper heats up the palate again plump warmth. Hazelnuts combine with walnuts and a few roasted almonds to create a wonderful mixture of nuts, minimally wet leaves and forest soil. Hints of leather show again, a few drops of espresso mingle with a few drops of herbal brandy. The mouthfeel is getting creamier and smoother, the nut aroma intensifies from second to second. After the second sip, surprisingly, hardly any fruit flavors or only dark fruit flavors are perceptible. At the moment, it is dominated by spicy wood tones, freshness of menthol, herbs, lukewarm espresso, rasp of dark chocolate and this incredibly intensive nut mixture. Old and solid blends taste and aftertaste.
Creamy and oily are dark wood tones on the tongue. Menthol freshness pulls through the palate, hazelnuts and walnuts stick dominant on the palate. Again, meadow herbs or a herbal mixture show, the salivation is stimulated in the wake again. With raisins and hazelnuts, the aftertaste begins to fade away, again herbs are swimming in the saliva under the tongue, leather and tobacco show minimal. Dark hazelnuts stick an oily on the palate ...