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Overall rating
93.57/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Samaroli (Sa)
Vintage
1971
Bottled
1995
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Casknumber
16 / 17
Number of bottles
540
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Dec 2012 10:03 pm

Average value

€ 943.00

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23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1971 Sa

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.57 points

  1. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    4344’95

  2. StanM scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Perfectly balanced whisky from those years. Silvano Samaroli old school.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Typical 60s70s MacAllan with a hint of smoke, brilliant!

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    Actually a really great whisky. I think this one is probably much underestimated.
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry and toffee, dried fruits, plums, wood notes, coffee, surprising touches of smoke
    • Taste
      Smooth and balanced, some sherry wood notes, subtle sweetness, some toffee and chocolate notes, dried fruits, actually quite peaty and smoky for a Macallan, even some fine leathery notes show up
    • Finish
      Medium and warm

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    In the second tasting I noticed that this Macallan is much more peaty and smoky than any other Macallan I had so far. It's still rather subtle but clearly different. Probably it came out more after the bottle was opened for a few days.  In addition to that there comes the typical sherry sweetness. Fantastic whisky.

  7. Titi94 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Malt Maniac Ho-cheng YAO:Dark brown color, reach malt with chocolate, plum, sweet, thick and firm body, nice and probably one of the best old Macallan style. Good to enjoy my vintage malt.

    Score: 94/100.

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