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Macallan 10yo

(40%, OB, 2009*)
Average Score: 81
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryMacallan
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameMacallan
Alcohol By Volume40%
Issued2009*
Average Score81


Maniac Ratings
Craig Daniels80
Oliver Klimek82


Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: sweet, red berry fruit, christmas cake, nutmeg, toffee apple, talcum powder, oloroso sherry, some liquorice, apple compote and icing sugar. Gets lighter, less complex and somewhat watery over time. Palate: toffee, caramel, sour plums, varnish and cream, some sultana and verjuice. Finish: varnish, fruit syrup, burnt nuts with aspirin after 20 minutes. Comment: Starts lively, well rounded and impressive but just becomes more sugary and less complex over time. The sherry is relatively lightweight and the malt just doesn't sing in a deep enough or sustained register to be a 'true' Macallan. The red apple is reminiscent of young Aberlour.
Oliver KlimekNose: Tobacco, dried fruit, fudge, orange zest - Palate: Slightly spicy, slightly smoky, caramel, dried figs - Finish: Long and dry with a slight sweetness - Overall: Great nose, palate is a bit weaker due to the bottling strength. But still a very nice basic sherry malt with good value for the money