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Macallan 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.87/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010314069605
Added on
10 Sep 2010 10:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 849.00

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85 × member ratings

136 × in collection

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

  1. gaboruso scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice Macallan, but a weaker piece from the 10 year old CS line.
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisin, waxy fruits, antique leather and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Citruses, sherry, honey, mixed fruit jam and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky, bittersweet.

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
      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
    • Taste
      89 89
      Thick, fatty, red fruits, dark sugar sweetness, dark chocolate, with a fragile mint coating and encapsulated in old oak wood
    • Finish
      85 85
      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

  5. Waykid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Rather soft and malty. Long and pleasant with the dried fruit sweetness.

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quite good and to get the best out of it a few drops of water is needed.
    • Nose
      Rich sherry, chocolate, red wine, prunes and figs.
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Medium length

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