A positive surprise in this Macallan line up of mine. Thanks, Foamy, for the generous sample.
It is very sweet on the nose. That is the sherry cask, of course. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Oranges (peel included) in the lead, followed closely by mildly roasted almond shavings and some spices. Think nutmeg and aniseed. The second layer offers some tropical fruit. Apricots, pineapple and maybe even a bit of mango and pomegranate. Becomes sweeter all the time. Surprisingly good.
Mildly creamy on the palate, honeysweet and very softly spices. This is lemonade, man! But very good lemonade, to be sure. The same fruit as on the nose, upholstered with some honey. Orange marmalade. A touch of oak.
The finish is medium long and remains very sweet with a spicy end.
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