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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
golden plastic cap
Bottled for
Giovinetti & Figli Milano
Added on
22 Jan 2012 11:04 am

Average value

€ 599,00

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Thriest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Thriest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Good sherry whisky, slightly spicy, full of flavor, soft, long aftertaste.
    • Nose
      Raisin, spicy (maggi), slight smell of varnish, gingerbread, caramel, dried fruit.
    • Taste
      Some dusty / dry, raisins, orange, some rubber, very slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      Long, soft, sweet speculaas, slightly bitter, slightly drying (not disturbing).

  4. peathead scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Clear sherry. Many nuts such as: walnuts, almond nuts, hazelnuts. There is something glue like some Japanese whiskys. Fortunately, it remains very superficial. There is also a fair amount of subtle fruit, then I think ripe fruit such as peach, grapes.

    Taste: Euhm ... That is a bit disappointing I have to say. I find him rather watery. I can not find the complexity of the nose anywhere. I do not even dare to put water in it, otherwise I might not have whisky left. I really regret this.

    Finish: Dryer and dryer as time goes by. For the rest I can not directly name something.

    Comment: Too bad, but I do not find this special. The nose can still intrigue, but in the taste and the aftertaste he lets it completely know.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.Great nose, you don't find them like that anymore at this age nowadays. The taste is a bit too bitter to score it higher though.
    • Nose
      Bramble, raisin, cherry pralines, cranberry sauce, tobacco, oak, syrup, rose petals, toffee, mocha, apricot, a meaty touch and a tiny whiff of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Toffee, cherry, orange, bitter almond, dark chocolate, prune, rum-raisins, cappuccino and apple syrup.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, roasted almond, rum raisins, cherry, mocha and a whiff of smoke.

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It just missed a score of 90, because it lacks power and complexity.
    • Nose
      Lovely fruity with cherries, passion fruit and also some rock candy sweetness. There's also a mineral aroma, and a hint of caramel and thick syrup. After nosing some other whiskies to compare this one to, my nose seems to get confused. I now smell soy sauce, which is new for me. During the second tasting of this sample the soy sauce disappeared. There however is a strange spiciness that is hard to describe.
    • Taste
      This is a very smooth, subtle whisky. Some herbs compliment plums and pears. The mouthfeel is right down my ally: the dryness and the tannins really fit this whisky.
    • Finish
      Fairly long with some smoke, bitterness and a little bit of fruit.

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