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Macallan 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.22/100
votes
338
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0136P L2
Barcode
5010719107001
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 220,93

22 × in wishlist

338 × member ratings

1277 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 10-year-old

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.22 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The nose was promising, after he had opened at all, but unfortunately he was disappointed in the mouth. Too thin, too bitter, too boring, too bad! Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Do I have anything in the glass? Yes, apple juice completely removed, clearly sweet and slightly nutty resonates with. After some life an idea raisins and some chocolate, the apples are completely gone. Coffee is added, nuts, coffee and herbs. Heated, the herbs are largely in the background, baked apples, coffee, only a little chocolate and still nuts, quite wintry.
    • Taste
      Very feeble onset, sugary sweetness, light acidity that strengthens towards the back, is easily artificially on the palate. In the second sip an exaggerated bitterness is added, the mouthfeel is completely watery.
    • Finish
      In the finish, a quick approach by Lakritze, who brings some deafness for the first time, but seems to have some alcohol, but passes quickly and is slightly labberig like licked Apfelgriepsche. Overall, short. In the second sip, a little more licorice and longer numbing of the tongue.

  2. Quercus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Deloti scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Elegant sherry whisky. Rather wood & dry than too fruity.

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      73 73

  6. OKoster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The Fine Oak Series is a departure from what The Macallan had been selling (and marketing) for years. Three types of barrels are utilized for aging these whiskies as opposed to using ex Sherry casks exclusively. European and American oak are each seasoned with Oloroso Sherry for two years but they are also using American oak seasoned with bourbon as well.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Nosingbär scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    As so often, appealing flavors, I like the rather dry sherry malt style. But there is a lack of mouthfeel and volume. We're not talking about the price of a no-longer-available bottle of a hype distillery. 83/100
    • Nose
      slightly dusty, quite alcoholic at the beginning. Dark, dry sherry flavors. Raisins, coffee, dark chocolate. Shortly thereafter, a light caramel sweetness comes through. The nose looks somewhat reserved, behind an alcoholic veil. It lacks depth, intensity, complexity. After swallowing, the nose becomes slightly fruity (cherries) and slightly minty. Bitter orange.
    • Taste
      alcoholic, bitter onset. Then come the raisins, dark chocolate and dried apricots. Caramel, develops from bitter to sweet. With further swallowing, the start is more pleasant.
    • Finish
      Raisins and other dried fruits stay in the mouth, while the alcoholic notes almost disappear at the same speed. Citrus notes after a few sips.

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    completely exaggerated, for a maximum of 30-35 € beautiful tasty easy uncomplicated tasty malt, which I would open as a large bottle would give me - more I would not value the quality
    • Nose
      sweet and sour fruity of apples and grape juice, dried cherries, rice vinegar, vanilla, nut flour, rosehip tea, slightly fermented Sauternes wine, toffee full
    • Taste
      initially thin and weak, slightly alcoholic, sweet wine, raisins, some mint, fruity acidity, light creamy bitterness - still pleasant, with each additional sip he gets more volume and has a flattering pleasant spiciness and a sweet fruitiness like wine gums, taste nothing special but nice and sympathetic
    • Finish
      short to medium long, not very intense, reminiscent of diluted grape juice, slightly alcoholic with delicate bitterness which gives it a little more volume

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