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Macallan Oscuro

Overall rating
91.80/100
votes
129
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 1824 Collection
Bottled
2010
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
46.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314086909
Added on
14 Nov 2010 5:29 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 1012,75

40 × in wishlist

129 × member ratings

253 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Oscuro

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.80 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Beautiful combination of varnished wood and burnt wood, caressing and vanilla. Caramel. Sweet, easy, soothed.
    • Taste
      Juicy and vinous. Milky, deep and spicy. An "explosion of sweetness".
    • Finish
      Very consistent with the above, delicately sweet, a little chocolate. Spicy and evanescent, delicate, long and subtle.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose 3/5
      Mouth and final 4/5

      Whisky n ° 1917

  2. Ambition2023 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Sherry bomb!!

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A thoroughly modern, sherry-seasoned Macallan. Boring but good. No real faults but definitely not a 90-pointer. I guess the scores on whiskybase needs to justify the prices being asked.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    heavy woody with a beautiful color!
    • Nose
      wood cooked and soaked! very sweet spices on cinnamon, vanilla, black fruits, on grapes, cooked and macerated orange, a little sherry with dust and cooked almond
    • Taste
      sweet, a little on old rums, it's sweet, almost confectioner's, cooked vanilla, wood shavings, honey, well-integrated malt and a riot of candied fruit, and squares of chocolate!
      back with a slight trace of smoke.
    • Finish
      intense, woody, caramelized, a sweet.

  5. AlainMalt09 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Sonett scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. RL_whisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a lovely and lush dram. The nose is wel balanced and very elegant, the palate is lush and rich and the finish is a tad on the dry side and a bit too one-dimensional for me (a bitter themed). This dram needs some time to really open up and a wee drop of water can help you here. I find that adding water makes the nose very seductive but ruins the palate and finish for me by making the bitterness dominating the sweeter fruit flavours.
    All in all a great dram with a ridiculous price tag for a 3 year old NAS whisky (more an obscene price tag)
    • Nose
      A rich, full, sweet, well balanced and complex whisky with aromas of sweet sherry, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, stewed pear, backed apple, dried fruits (sultanas, figs, dates, plums, cherries, apricot), grains, muesli, berries (blackberries, blueberries, black currants), mango, passionfruit, new leather, sweet tobacco, green apple, cedar wood, rosewood, hint of smoke (toasted oak), cinnamon, allspice, bitter orange marmalade, dark forest honey, subtle hint of sulphur, damp cellar, boiled sweets, cardboard, smoked ham, molasses and creamy oak.
    • Taste
      A rich, full, well balanced and semi-complex whisky with aromas of fino sherry, sweet sherry, dried fruits (dates, figs, plums, sultanas, apricots, peach), green apple, unripe pear, forest berries, coffee, balsamic, tannins, rose wood, cedar wood, licorice root, fresh peach, subtle leather tone, Virginia tobacco, dry oak, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, candied ginder, chestnut honey, bitter orange marmalade and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      A long and dry finish with aromas of bitter orange marmalade, dry sherry, tannins, cocoa powder, malt (Ovomaltine), apricot, honey and dry dry oak.

  10. WhiskyCask scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    This is the first Macallan that totally BLEW ME AWAY!A perfect sherry bomb, with a price tag that will blow a nuclear dent in your pocket to go with it!

    My full review is at: http://maltandoak.com/its-way-overpriced-but-darn-good-finally-a-macallan-i-really-like/

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