Macallan 18 Years Old Distilled 1996 43% 1996

€ 745,00 (ex Vat)
901,45 (in Vat)
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Distillery Macallan
Bottler OB
Serie Sherry Oak
Bottled for
Distilled date 1996
Bottling date 2014
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 18
Cask Type Sherry Oak Casks
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 43
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Container
Label Perfect
Stock 1

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (87)

It’s the latest batch of the well-known and now very expensive 18yo ‘sherry’. It’s actually not pure 1996, as it says ‘1996 and earlier years.’ I had found last year’s 1995 very excellent (WF 89.) Colour: amber. Nose: feels like home. It’s probably not as deep and complex as the pre-1980 vintages, and certainly more focused on fruitcake and toffee, but indeed it’s a lovely nose. Glazed chestnuts, honey sauce, touches of fennel or dill, dried porcinis, cigars, toasted brioche and, yeah, sultanas. Really a perfect nose, and the 43% vol. make it pleasantly approachable, in both senses of the word. Mouth: it’s a little narrow, perhaps, less majestic and ample than the old ones for sure, and maybe a little too toffee-ed and malty (Ovaltine-malty.) Raisin-filled chocolate, praline, butterscotch. The mouth feel is perfect, though. Finish: good length, spicy and toffee-ish. Peppered fudge. Comments: very, very good, of course, I’m just missing a little more complexity on the palate. But as they say, ‘it does what it says on the tin.’

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