Macallan 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.69/100
votes
271
Whiskybase ID
WB2090
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010314070106
Added on
18 may 2008 7:27 pm
UncoloredChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2562.31

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271 × member ratings

505 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan 10-year-old

35 users have left 38 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.69 points.

  1. kanpai79 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. TKoolhaas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Raisins, wood, licorice, strawberry, sherry, cherries

    Taste: Licorice, red fruit, wood, cake, cherry, cotton candy, strawberry, vanilla

    Finish: Vanilla, strawberry

  3. whiskydramo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very rich Chocolate, nutty, little bit sherry wine sour, raisin. Leather. Apple and banana. Orange peel from further away. Digest biscuit. Nothing like a 10yo!
    • Taste
      Oh god so rich. Chocolate all over the month. Ruby Orange. Ginger Spices kicked in. Became oily and warm . Deep condensed fruit sweetness. Thick
    • Finish
      No sherry bomb more like a grenade but my tongue felt numb for at least 10 seconds. Nice wood. Black tea bitter. Some liquorice sweetness. Rich, thick. Bit Pepper spicy on the tongue

  4. K C Wong scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  5. DrunkDude scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    legendary bottle.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Rich caramel, toffee, extremely dried orange peel, brown sugar syrup, spices like fennel, with water, it gives some mushroom, coffee ebeans, boiled dried apple, or even ripe apple jam. Vivid honey notes, dried dark raisins. 92
    • Taste
      91 91
      extremely balsamic sour, rounded brown sugar honey sweet, and rich and spices, baked cinnamon, black pepper. With water, it gives rich brown sugar coated citrus bitterness, and sour, very dried citrus, along with explosive peppery spices and mint spices, dried apples, berry sour, blood oranges, passion fruits , with caramel and basiamic duals. 91
    • Finish
      92 92
      Extremely rich spices, mint spices, fennel peppery spices, oaky, tannin, liqorice, pineapple. 92

  6. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=305 Color: copper burnished Nose: A spicy, salty and very peppery spice rises in the glass. Leather, orange, caramel, cardboard, hazelnut, fine wood and herbs pickled olives. Taste: Salty and spicy, lots of citric acid, chilli and paprika. Wood is added and the taste is tart. Orange peel! But still with a sticky caramel-coated sugar sweetness. The finish is continued with brittle, espresso and soft licorice. Finish: Long - peppery and still quite spicy. Dry wood, notes of espresso, dark chocolate, nuts and orange peel - subordinated to a caramel sweets and fine herbs. Note: The not necessarily matching sticky sweetness is only to be found in the taste! 89 points N: 89P / G: 88P / F: 90P

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite a sweet and very friendly whisky, despite the high alcohol content. the finish is very long and lingering with warm red fruits which fill your mouth
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/macallan-10-yo-cask-strength-ob/

  11. fgg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. fgg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful, full Macallan.
    • Nose
      Full sherry scent with beautiful notes of sweet fruit.
    • Taste
      Heavy sherry. A lot of fruit, some almond. Adult taste despite his young age.
    • Finish
      Rich creamy finish.

  13. Maltseller scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. EarlMobile scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very tasty and intense sherry whisky. Very full / heavy and oily with hardly any alcohol, even undiluted!

  15. Achany scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I bought this bottle many years ago and now we decided to crack it open. what a perfect piece of whisky! Intense, sherry, pepper, dark fruits, dark chocolate, raisins, some spices, sweet orange, just wonderful. good thing is it is a liter bottle and you can add water because of a quite high ABV so this is going to last a while
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. Daan Tje scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  17. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  18. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  20. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Jonkers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very unfortunate that traces of sulfur are noticeable both in the nose and in the finish. This does not fit with this whisky and is really detrimental to it. Unfortunately !
    • Nose
      Sherry is very strong. Furthermore, a lot of dark fruit (cherries!) And chocolate. Also hints of brown sugar and bread dough and actually a small trace of sulfur.
    • Taste
      Dark fruit (cherries). Brown sugar and (much) sherry. Also some (milk) chocolate.
    • Finish
      A long finish that starts with a bit of bitterness, followed by sweet. In the end a little sulphurous.

  22. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Macallan like it should be !
    Sherry bomb !

  23. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. I had guessed this one to be about twice as old.
    • Nose
      Raisin, cranberry, cherry, prune, orange, toffee, grapefruit and hazelnut. With water some peach.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, raisin, plum, orange, citrus, toffee, cherry, chocolate, hazelnut and peach. With water less citrus notes and more red fruit, as well as some peach and apple. 
    • Finish
      Toffee, raisin, cranberry, cherry, dark chocolate, peach and orange. A spiciness like coriander.

  24. Dram The Man scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. Pépé scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    No fuss here, sherry, sherry and sherry. A very good time in the company of this dram effective and quite complex. Noted 87 the first time, 89 some time later.
    • Nose
      Blind session : It seems to me to be a model of sherry all that. What expressiveness! Pell-mix, walnut, cashew nuts, leather, raisins, prunes, vanilla, caramel. Come on, let's go back: milk chocolate, oranges and a spice packet, cinnamon and pepper spearhead. It has an undeniable side too.
    • Taste
      A powerful whisky, it would almost surprise (we suspected after the nose, but hey), but suddenly here. Chocolate, nuts and oranges, then the spices break in the middle of the mouth. It's very raw.
    • Finish
      A final of correct length, woody, vinous

  26. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  27. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Strong, straightforward, uncompromising sherry beauty with beautiful color. It is not without error, but it will enchant you.
    • Nose
      Without water dense, extremely concentrated scent. Marmalade, heavy fruitiness, lemon juice extraction. With water, it is more of a typical sherry style (I did not even know it). Forest honey, overpriced fruit, puget, mild acidity. (85 b)
    • Taste
      Without water, I just sipped and straight down I diluted the sample size (7 drops of water to 30ml). Hmmm ... that's how I imagine the sherry monster. Creamy, chocolate-woody, brittle influence of sherry, dense fruit, sharp, spicy and sweetish, in the flavor then (unfortunately) tends to bitterness, which is quite a shame. Still, I enjoy it a lot. (91 b)

  28. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Balanced, complex, deep. A great Sherrymalt.
    • Nose
      Full, dark fruit, milk chocolate and oak. Something moist topsoil. Rumrosins and prunes. Juice oranges and vanilla pods behind.

      With water: Now sweeter, the berry fruits become stronger, the oak steps back a bit.
    • Taste
      Strong, sweet and full, again dark fruit. Plums, raisins and berries with a lot of dark chocolate and wood. Some oranges and caramel also play along.

      With water: oily, silky. Gentle on the tongue, now more caramel.
    • Finish
      Long and full, spicy with oak, topsoil and dark chocolate. Furthermore, berry fruit on the palate. Drying.

  29. MB28 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  30. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Sherry delicious and uncompromising!
    • Nose
      Sherry, chocolate, fruits, spices.
    • Taste
      Sherry, red fruits, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, spicy.
    • Finish
      Long and very peppery, woody, dark chocolate again.

  31. D3US scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Retaste:

    Nose: Aside from the alcoholic tingle, incredible sweetness of chocolate, dark fruits, honey and vanilla. Leathery, a bit earthy even. Some coffee notes, christmas cake, berries and plums. More freshness coming through after adding some water. Minty chocolate with fresh fruit juice.

    Taste: Incredibly dry on the tongue and gums. Much more bitterness now, definitely some coffee and roasted nuts. Burnt sugar. The big sweetness I was expecting doesn`t really come. 

    With water the bitter note is less strong. Now more chocolate, ripe berries and lots of oak.

    Finish: Very warming. Leathery, drying sherry. Sweetness of again chocolate, dark fruits and a minty note as well. Really strong oak here now. Coats the mouth like oil. 

    Comments: Not a lot of different aromas compared to my last tasting, but this time I`m slightly less impressed.

  32. nijholtm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Big sherry aroma's! Lots of dark fruits and chocolate. A hint of ground pepper
    • Taste
      Really, really thick whisky. Again a peppery feeling in the mouth, as well as dark chocolate and dark fruits
    • Finish
      A long - tingling - peppery finish

  33. D3US scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I've seldom had such a strong sherry based whisky before. The balance of this is genius, and the maturity in the combined flavors stunning. Do. Not. Rush. Take an hour for this and discover. Highly recommended. 
    • Nose
      Deep, warm sherry. Raisins and dark fruits, a bit of coffee/cinnamon and chocolate. 
    • Taste
      Sherry, anyone?? Lovely deep Oloroso goodness and a bittersweet undertone of coffee and dark chocolate. Slightly peppery for a tingling sensation and very warming on swallowing. 
    • Finish
      Long and lovely. Sherry is the constant factor obviously, but the chocolate and coffee influences are delicious.

  34. Jeep51 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Powerful, the alcohol is pretty well integrated but is still felt
    • Nose
      On chocolate and sherry (of course), ripe fruits: figs? and raisins, the alcohol is still present, slight vanilla notes and a sensation of salt
    • Taste
      Vineuse and slightly sweet, fruity: prune, fruit brandy, woody. it's powerful!
    • Finish
      Long and hot, on pepper and woody side

  35. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good value for money - recommended.
    • Nose
      Lovely sweet high quality sherry with chocolate orange cake, rum and raisins.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich and tasty with plenty of sweet oloroso sherry and a strong alocoholic peppery component. I love it.
    • Finish
      Dry and spicy with the sherry lingering on. Long, pleasant and satisfying, warming from deep inside.

  36. Feusi scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Definitely a blast, strong, very strong, dry sherry pulls together in the mouth. Dry bitterness remains in the long finish. Necessarily break it with water to sweeten the sherry notes.

  37. Timo scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    A great value for a Macallan. A very good whisky.
    • Nose
      The nose is slightly stinging. Sweet, pleasant, turpentine, sherry.
    • Taste
      The taste is medium. Spicy, dry, woody.
    • Finish
      The finish is not that long. Salty, warming, persistent.

  38. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great whisky, that can take a lot of water.. Nice sherry monster..
    • Nose
      Neat: Very fruity, lots of bananas, figs, black currant and chocolate. With water: Actually the same..
    • Taste
      Neat: Nice peppery attack, but so fruity at the same time. Dried fruit and sherry. With water: The peppery attack disappeared, and left is the sweetest sherry notes ever..
    • Finish
      Neat: Medium long finish, nice sherry notes and a strange bitter taste... With water: No bitter taste now, just wonderful sherry..

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