Macallan 12 Years Old Gran Reserva 45.6% box flap slighly dented NV

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Distillery Macallan
Bottler OB
Serie Gran Reserva
Bottled for X
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 2007
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 12
Cask Type First fill Sherry Casks
Cask Number Barcode 5010314072704
Alcohol percentage 45.6
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 0

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Serge Valentin (88)

The older Gran Reservas were utter sherry monsters, so I’m curious.

Colour: dark amber. Darker than Ruby.

Nose: much drier, less easy, more metallic than the Ruby at first nosing. More fragrant too, with peonies and maybe a little incense, then cedar wood as well as various herbal teas. Rosehip? There’s also a growing meatiness, between bacon and cured ham, Spanish style. After ten minutes: the flowery notes grew and grew. Also walnuts from the sherry. After fifteen minutes: the metallic touches got bigger.

Mouth: wrecked! A lot of plastic! This could well be an accident, thank god I have a sample from another bottle… Please allow me one or two minutes (…) Ah, no, indeed, that was an accident. This is a luscious, rich, very raisiny one. It’s almost pure jam! It’s also a little grapey, the sherry’s quite immense. It’s a rather simple palate but it’s good, provided you like heavy sweet sherry.

Finish: long, on dried fruits and raisins. Classic.

Comments: let’s not be picky, this phat jammy Macallan is or rather was extremely good.

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