Macallan 15 Years Fine Oak

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1469
Macallan
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Honey:
Sweet:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Barley:
Chocolate:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Lemon:
Malt:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Tasting
Oak:
Spices:
Sweet:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Fruit:
Heather:
Honey:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Herb:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Hazelnut:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Vanilla:

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08. Dec 2017
Davisscholar
23. Mar 2015
"Fake floral" top note (linalool, terpene) with a volatile lemongrass aroma covering the gingery/fusel-y alcohol on the nose. Lightly honeyed, "yellow" fruits, such as pluots, pineapple and a lemon oil follow. Time brings hints of heather, cereal and earthy oak notes.

Substantially diminished over the years, a hint of "oiliness" at the front-palate is still present, carrying the honeyed cereal notes. The mid-palate immediately becomes more austere, with dry cereal qualities and noticeable, "chalky" and bitter oak tannins structuring the development. It finishes lean, with lingering, mildly spicy astringency and balanced "warming" alcohol sensation.
Water slightly emphasizes front-palate sweetness.

All aromas (earthy, cereal, heather) fade within seconds, while the bitter, drying structure on the palate lingers for minutes.

Sorry to say, this is what the "12Y Fine Oak" delivered 10 years ago. Obscene price for quality. Compare to Glenrothes "Select Reserve" at 1/3rd of the price.
30. Dec 2017
16. Mar 2019
Nosing: Chocolate Sherry Apple Grapefruit Honey

Taste: Oak Orange

Finish: Caramel Hazelnut cream, Vanilla

Comment: Every edge is softened. Clearly distinguishable from The Macallan's traditional sherried nature. A sophisticated marriage between palate to finish. There is complexity in this whisky's scents and flavors, but never an abrupt transition from one facet to another.
04. Apr 2015
Cdamiano
09. May 2016
28. Jul 2016
Nosing:
Intense, citrus (mostly Lemon ) pleasant notes of Oak
Taste:
Sweet, a little bitter and spicy. Hints of Oak and Honey
Finish:
Medium to long with Oak and Sweet
Comment:
I'd put this closer to 3.5 honestly. Quite tasty, but not for me at the price.
25. Jul 2015
unknown user
16. Sep 2016
18. Jun 2017