|Keith Wood||*** First tasting: ***
- Nose: Sherry, old oak, prunes and cardomom seeds with a very slight hint of molasses thrown in.
- Palate: My first impression was molasses! How unusual! There are dark fruity in there, also some very aged dark oak giving a long, very long, flavour. But my over-riding feeling is still one of very dark old rum, in a gentle kind of way.
*** Second tasting, same bottle at a later date: ***
- Nose: Wonderfully rich raisins, sultanas, oak and a little hint of walnuts
- Palate: smooth and creamy texture with a melody of oak, raisins and sweet English Christmas cake fighting for prominence.
- Just 3 drops of water allow the raisins to win prominence as they now linger long and luxuriously on the tongue.
- Overall Impression: I am tempted to say they don't make them like this anymore, but in fact, they do, thankfully!
A lovely rich typically sherried classic from Macallan |
|Oliver Klimek||Colour: Dark amber -
Nose: Very intense, prunes, cherries, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco -
Palate: Dry tannins, raisins, prunes, strong tea. -
Finish: Very long and dry -
Overall: A marvelous old-fashioned sherry whisky, very dry but still smooth and not overly spicy. |