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Macallan Sienna

Overall rating
84.12/100
votes
372
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 1824 Series
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks from Jerez
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0114R L4 18/04
Barcode
5010314101206
Added on
11 Apr 2013 8:00 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 83,98

Tastingtags

71 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
21 Oct 2017 9:39 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 78 points

[October, 2017]  Every other year I (re)taste a standard Macallan simply to check if things improved in the meantime.  Unfortunately, it got worst only so far.  So I bought this dram at the hotel bar tonight (this is by far the most expensive whisky here, ridiculous!).  By the way, I use my own appropriate tasting glass to do this review...

The colour is amber what is not relevant anyhow as they use caramel to adjust it.  The texture shows a few medium fast legs and a few late tears.  The nose is ... no, this is not whisky - this is the nose of a glass of pure dry sherry wine (I know such a nose very well as I often drink a glass of sherry at restaurants before dinner, to support the whisky industry with empty sherry casks...).  Oh my god, this is really a shame!  No whisky aroma at all and the profile is bland and immature.  I clearly prefer the nose of the sherry wine over that!!!  It arrives in the mouth hot and peppery with just a very little coating effect.  The taste is not much better, some barley sugars and sherry wine flavours (please note:  these are quite different to sherry cask-induced whisky flavours), that's it!  The finish is short and owns absolutely nothing that is remarkable.  Somehow this smells and tastes as if there was quite a substantial amount of liquid sherry wine still in the cask when they filled the new make in (you know, this is strictly forbidden by Scottish law!).

Macallan has reached a point now where I use the spittoon instead of swallowing the rest of the dram.  This once so mighty whisky was killed by the pure greediness of its owners (an investment group) and it is a shame to offer such a bad whisky quality to consumers at all - taking into account the price point it is ... impertinence!

PS:  Sorry to all the folks that love this whisky but I grew up with a very different quality of Macallan (it was that quality what made Macallan famous, not today's).  But if you really enjoy the modern "designed" Macallan this is absolutely fine with me - you can have all of it (I will buy the next dram to (re)taste in 2020 earliest)...

Weighted Rate
76
Nose
75
Initial taste
78
Body
76
Finish
74
Price
70
Presentation
84
There is no accounting for taste...
Rosebank88
Expert Senior Rosebank88 Tasting note
05 Mar 2018 9:26 pm
Rosebank88 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Sehr schön zusammengesetzt. Nüsse, süße Sherrytöne, verschiedene Früchte, Schokolade oder doch Jaffacake. Dann feine Röstaromen, Eiche, ein Hauch Leder sowie viel Malz und trockener Schokokuchen.

Taste

Süßer, sherrytöniger Antritt, helle Trockenfrüchte, Nüsse, Karamell, Milchschokolade, Schokorosinen, Haferkekse mit Schokoüberzug sowie feine Röstaromen und Eiche.

Finish

Lang und komplex. Sherrytönig mit Noten von Schokolade, Nüssen und hellen Trockenfrüchten.

Comments
OKoster
Expert Senior OKoster Review note
04 Feb 2018 2:20 pm
OKoster gave this whisky 80 points

"A balanced light nose with sprinkles of vanilla, oak and orange saves its punch for the palate with a roundhouse blast of citrus peels and spice. These flavors do calm down into sherry, figs and the gentle vanilla from the nose. The citrus peel comes back in the finish but this time it’s restrained and refined as if it has learned a lesson and wants to apologize. A hint of cigarette tobacco punctuates the last moments before your second sip."

Weighted Rate
79.9
Nose
85
Initial taste
75
Body
82
Finish
73
Price
79
Presentation
90
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Dhugal MacArdry
Expert Senior Dhugal MacArdry Review note
02 Dec 2017 2:05 pm
Dhugal MacArdry gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.8
Nose
82
Initial taste
82
Body
84
Finish
80
Price
76
Presentation
86
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dRambo
Connoisseur dRambo Review note
22 Nov 2017 12:50 am
dRambo gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80.3
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
82
Price
50
Presentation
85
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dRambo
Connoisseur dRambo Tasting note
22 Nov 2017 12:56 am
dRambo gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Orange, Pflaume, etwas Minze, Kirschen, viel dunkle Schokolade, etwas Eiche

Taste

süß sauere Rosinen, Minze, Pflaumenmus, Rotwein, Schokolade, Milchkaffee 

Finish

leicht seifig, mittelang, Schokolade mit Rum Traube, Kirschmarmelade 

Comments

die Qualität ist an sich ja ganz gut -gemessen am Preis ist er viel zu schwach, vorallem zu dünn - wässrig -  ich würde ihn eher in die 40€ Klasse sortieren

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wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Review note
21 Sep 2017 10:44 am
wisekycourse gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
85
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
84
My Collection
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
02 Sep 2017 11:03 pm
maltaholic gave this whisky 81 points

By Serge 

Macallan ‘Sienna’ (43%, OB, 1824 series, +/-2017): 85 Punkte

toklian
Connoisseur toklian Note
01 Sep 2017 9:11 am
toklian gave this whisky 83 points
Matteo Longhin
Expert Senior Matteo Longhin Review note
22 Aug 2017 12:42 am
Matteo Longhin gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.1
Nose
81
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
81
Price
70
Presentation
85
Matteo

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