I wonder what the fill level was of this bottle when it was opened?
Still nice but it cannot make it to 90 points which I am surprised about, the colour of this is also lighter than expected.
The palate could not deliver what the nose promised.
So a nice early 60`s Macallan that does not get to lift off, it just gets stuck on the launchpad, shame.
My first impression of the nose is slightly floral and delicate with a refined sherry note in the background so it is a good start.
Orange, ginger, milk chocolate, faint white pepper and sweet peat but everything is balanced no one flavour dominates with more time in the glass red gooseberry and redcurrant mixed with blackberry.
The spice , ginger and orange increase a little with time in the glass and the orange is now like breakfast marmalade,
This is really spicy and more powerful than I was expecting but there is a little oaky bitterness which I am surprised by.
What is clear is the peat note has almost nullified the fruit aspect somehow, very little fruit coming through.
2nd mouth full the peat is singing with a little pepper and the fruit which is orangey is trying to break through but can't.
The finish is ok still a little peat, a little fizzy with distant fruits but for a Macallan fades a little quickly