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The Macallan 1949, 52 Years Old, Vintage Tasting notes and reviews

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The Macallan 1949, 52 Years Old, Vintage

Brand
The Macallan
Expression
1949, 52 Years Old, Vintage
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
52 years old
Abv
41.10%
Vintage
1949
Produced at
Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.themacallan.com
Availability
228 bottles

Michael Jackson

Nose
Fruity (cherryish? Or am I being suggestible? It does have a dark amber colour).
Palate
Malty but thin. Tastes like fruity herb bitters.
Finish
Very slight. Cough sweets.
Comment
Not much evidence of alcohol. Elegant but frail. Doesn't approach the 1948 I tasted a few years ago.

Martine Nouet

Nose
Very unusual. Almost animal. Beefy, oxtail soup aromas. After a while, becomes earthy and musty, and later on, some sweet aromas break through (toffee, a touch of vanilla).
Palate
Sour and tangy citrus fruit notes. Overripe pear. Passion fruit. Nice chocomint taste behind.
Finish
Dry, warm and bitter.
Comment
Very unusual but interesting. Wood leaves a heavy imprint on malty aromas. Water is a real killer with this one.
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