- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Sherry Oak
- 58.1 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Added on
- 10 Sep 2010 10:03 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 10-year-old
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.87 points
- Nice Macallan, but a weaker piece from the 10 year old CS line.
Sherry, raisin, waxy fruits, antique leather and spicy oak.
Powerful. Citruses, sherry, honey, mixed fruit jam and spicy oak.
Long, spicy, oaky, bittersweet.
- I added about 10 drops of water.
Yes, this is a very good Macallan. But it also reminds me why I'm not a big fan. Ultimately, it's not as special as it pretends to be. The finish is also too short for me. Still an excellent sherried dram, especially for it's age.
Deep, rich sherry and just the right amount of oak wood. The sherry gives raisins, dark sugar, dried red fruits, but also something minty and a whiff of sulfur. I think I can best define it as somewhere in between the Glendronach CS and the Glengoyne 21-yo. There is also that musty Macallan tone
Thick, fatty, red fruits, dark sugar sweetness, dark chocolate, with a fragile mint coating and encapsulated in old oak wood
Not very long, only slightly bitter, a bit drying, the ripe red fruits die quite fast on the tongue, the dark chocolate fades in the back of the mouth. Some mint tones come in short waves, interweaving with short dark sugar waves
- A very good young sherry-cannon. It gets better and better in glass: a really good sign. Couldn't agree more with jonre723: the present state of the distilleries bottlings is awkward and sad, has the hype caused an amnesia of what the business is about or the business caused an amnesia of what malt whisky is about? Why o' why Macallan? PS. Bought this a few years back for 150£ and thought it was kind of hefty price for a bottle this new & young...anyhow not so long ago in a galaxy not so far away there was a time these were worth the money.
Dryish and raisiny/dried plummy, really strong young sherry with the rowan-candy and a waft of chanterelles. Books and leather, canesugar sweetness. It is somewhat older in character than its years, good and rounded. Savoury sherry, dries initially a bit with water. Then a sweet chocolate-toffee, oven baked apples with maple syrup and hazelnuts. Some cinnamon, cumin and cloves. Now it is really sweet. A luscious toffee oak starts to come through. The nose gets really delicious with time and water.
Rowan candy, plum jam, raw dates and ripe mango. Really pungent and sharp without water. With quite a bit of water and some time: soft and malty sweet. Now some kirchwasser and plum liquer, raisins and dried dates. A hint of bitterish red berry as in unsweetened cranberry or lingonberry juice. A sweet and robust yet soft and pleasant young sherry. The rowan candies stay, toffee, syrup, some mussels and soy-sauce.
Rather soft and malty. Long and pleasant with the dried fruit sweetness.
- Just tried this head to head with this old label version:-
https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/70682/cask-strengthThis newer version is not quite as good or full bodied as the later version.
- Quite good and to get the best out of it a few drops of water is needed.
Rich sherry, chocolate, red wine, prunes and figs.
Quite smooth for the high strength on rich dark fruits, heavy sherry with tannins present from the red wine notes which gives you a dry mouthfeel