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Macallan 10-year-old

Overall rating
92.84/100
votes
211
Whiskybase ID
WB8627
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Full Proof
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
5010719101573
Bottled for
Giovinetti & Figli import
Added on
14 May 2009 10:25 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 2362.87

41 × in wishlist

211 × member ratings

165 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 10-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.84 points

  1. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    An old school sherry bomb. That is not to say this is a sherry bomb by modern standards, because this is way more classy, elegant, and nuanced.

    This is better than the (not full proof) Giovinetti & Figil Import 10yo in every way. Great balance of oak, cinnamon, prunes, tobacco, and raisins.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant old Macallan. High quality of sherry, oak and fruits.
    • Nose
      Big sherry. Date, fig, plum, raisin. Caramel and coffee. Pepper.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Vibrant acids. Big sherry and oak. Citruses, plum and salted caramel.
    • Finish
      Long, oak, buttery.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Not bad - however, for me it lacks a bit of complexity - tasted from a sample
    • Nose
      Sherry nose, toffee, rasins, dark fruits, figs, prunes, milk chocolate - actually a bit shy

      With water comes out better - some hints of smoke
    • Taste
      Wow punchy (and I'm used to cask strength) - water needed.

      Espresso, oak wood, rather dry
    • Finish
      Long and burning

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    It is hard to believe that people could drink these beautiful nectars at one time without thinking about their cost.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Old trunk, dust, hot firebrand, licorice, medical office, medicine box, chemistry, corduroy. Such unusual smells came together.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Classic Macallan profile. Oak, the inky sweetness of plum jam, dried tea rose, a little industrial, chemical flavor.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The aftertaste is such that I want to keep it and I can't even take a sip of water. Sweetness and bitterness change each other.

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    An ideal example of sherry aging, a very wide palette, complex composition, depth, bright derivatives, all components are on the level, whisky is very lively, moving, of the minuses ... they are not there, honestly, no.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, noble wood, old furniture, varnish, mushroom and earthy tones, fine foliage, herbarium, coffee, old leather goods, leavened wort, prunes, roasted nuts, wet tin, burnt match heads, whetstone.
    • Taste
      Thick, saturated, spicy oak, sweet creamy and confectionery notes, boiled condensed milk, baklava, burnt caramel, burnt jam, cappuccino, dark chocolate, sticky mineral-metal tones, nuts, nougat, burnt crackers, cola.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, creamy notes, oak, leather goods, prunes, burnt jam, light mineral notes, metallic acidity, berry-confectionery shades.

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Sandor scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    In short:
    all the goodies that define "good old" Macallan are present in this bottling, yet as a result of the full proof - 57% ABV - get a tremendous boost.

    On the 100 point scale, I rate this whisky as follows:

    nose - deep and intense, with a mix of mainly prune, tobacco, raisins and cocoa - 24 points
    taste - intense on arrival, smooth and with an oily mouthfeel, medium sweet with all the aromas that were present on the nose - 25 points
    finish - very long and rewarding - 25 points
    complexity and balance - reasonably complex; the aroma's have kind of melted together and merely as a result of this, the balance has simply reached absolute perfection - 23 points (the average of 25 for balance and 21 for complexity).

  9. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    10 years, really? I rarely drank such a great whisky! From the beginning to the end world class, there's nothing more to say ... I have to get a DeLorean :)
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  10. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:
    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/macallan-10-yo-full-proof-giovinetti-ob-1980-er-570-vol/

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