Macallan 1954 Rinaldi Import 45.85% 1954
€ 7.139,00 (in Vat)
|Serie||distilled by R. Kemp, Macallan-Glenlivet Rinaldi Import|
|Bottled for||Campbell Hope & King for Rinaldi Import|
|Cask Type||Sherry Wood|
|Condition||No Original Container|
Serge Valentin (96)
Colour: dark gold (paler than the 1958).
Nose: probably less sherry than in the 1958, but even more elegance. More straightforward, more mineral, ashy, beautifully metallic, flinty... Also more on mint / eucalyptus, old turpentine, linseed oil... It’s only after a few minutes that more definite notes of sherry come through, sultanas, rum, gooseberries... Superb notes of leather polish as well. Again, extremely elegant.
Mouth: totally fantastic. Stunning balance and stunning complexity, fresh fruits, sherry, oak and malt. Thrilling mouth feel. Let me give you just a sample of all you get in this one: sultanas, tangerines, wax, fir honey, very old pu-erh tea, Russian tobacco, mint drops, old rancio, smoke... right, right, the rest will be censored by WF’s integrated anti-maltoporn brigade.
One of these bottles that helped to build the Macallan’s legend I think, and further proof that not only old whiskies that are dark in colour are fabulous.