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Macallan 1958

Overall rating
93.48/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Highland Malt
Vintage
1958
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
45.72 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
80° Proof - White Screw Cap
Bottle code
Rinaldi Import
Added on
22 Jul 2010 8:31 pm

Average value

€ 11084,71

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29 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1958

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.48 points

  1. hs305 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    [February, 2004]  I had the 1959 vintage during the 5th Anniversary Tasting of MaRa at Limburg.  But as this bottle does not exist on WB I post this note here and transfer it after it has been added.  The 1959 bottling was done by Campbell Hope & King and the label stated over 15 years and 80° proof. In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95. 
    My
    notes state a strong OBF (aceton) and a classic old style sherry nose with some nice cheesy aromas (not unpleasant!).  The taste is very fruity on citrus and oranges with dried raisins, sultanate, candied orange peel as well as toasted malt.  The finish is rather short.The line-up of this tasting was absolutely stunning:

    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20560/bowmore-25-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1222/tamnavulin-1966-forrester
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/81686/highland-park-1956
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/17254/macallan-1958
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/37427/talisker-12-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14320/springbank-1966-private-bottling
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1290/ardbeg-1976-cask-2396
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/28465/ben-nevis-1966
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7297/bowmore-1956
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/764/ardbeg-ten-cask-strengthYes, this was flabbergasting even by the high standards of the early 2000's...

  2. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful!

    Fruity and pretty 'light' Macallan - you get a dense aromatic experience of sweetness and of finest vanilla, chocolate, coffee, ...

    On the palate it is surprisingly tannic and tends towards bitterness also in the finish.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    At the beginning: mild but intense and close with sweetness; exhibits a high warmth; 

     Macallan Sherry cask character clearly, but gently; 

     very 'fine' whisky, fine fragrance, a certain amount of 'freshness', extremely pleasant bitter barrel.

     Wootan Hippo van Rheens birthday celebrations on Dec., 19. 2014.
    • Nose
      soft sweetness, Sherry cask character, vanilla bean and sauce, sweet and mealy apples, sweet and juicy pears, mocha, cherry jam, strawberry jam, Cream Caramel candy, finely ground pepper, tart and rotten wood, Scheuermilch, Toffee, coffee grounds, smoking room, condensed plums with cloves, chocolate, Latte macchiato, milk chocolate with hazelnuts, tangerine juice (fine), a hint of alcohol, Hefezopf, dried dates, sprinkled with vanilla sugar barrel - a few grains of salt fell on it, too, spicyness from the cask, stewed apples, some mysterious aromas and combinations: like lightly flavored pipe tobacco, some more fruits, quince jelly with vanilla bean, cherry caramell pudding
    • Taste
      apples, citrus, wood, barrel, brine, mixture of cherry and plum juice, smoke, 'old' vanilla, coffee ground, cigar, tartness, something 'old' (cabinet, furniture?), oily, citrus peal (tart) - partly candied, old curtain, tart cocoa powder 
    • Finish
      barrel, spiciness, vanilla fruits, tartness from the barrel, some bitterness (wonderful!), smoky old upholstery, citrus, hints of plums, fruit peals (plum, apple, pear …), salt, a bit very dark cocoa powder, watermelon seeds, pepper again, 'dry' - like licking off suede, indian spice mix (Supari?)

  4. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasting of a sample -

    so this tasting note can only show a direction …

    (Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1.)

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

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