2011

Macallan 22yo 

"Sherry Wood" cask #2833

  • Distilled: 1989
  • Bottled: 2011
  • Vol: 53,9%
  • Outturn: 214 
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Finding a cask of Macallan which reminds of the old style of the distillery, with its full sherry maturation and its juicy and rich body, is not easy. This time, though, our expectations were exceeded: it’s simply the best Mac from that vintage we’ve ever had the chance to sample… The Oloroso influence is unmistakeable: from the reddish amber hues to the winey, dry, nutty and fragrant nose, and of course a palate so thick and creamy that it brings back memories of great bottlings from the 'golden times'. This Macallan is as good as it gets, with slight notes of herbs and crème brulèe, but most of all a full dry sherry character so intense in its fruity exuberance and stimulating tannins that it will linger on your palate for hours…

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