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The Macallan 1970, 32 Years Old, Vintage Tasting notes and reviews

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The Macallan 1970, 32 Years Old, Vintage

Brand
The Macallan
Expression
1970, 32 Years Old, Vintage
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
32 years old
Abv
54.90%
Vintage
1970
Produced at
Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.themacallan.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Very oaky, but Macallan spiciness and apple esters come through.
Palate
Chewy, malty, sweet, rum butter flavours. Sherryish. Some woody astringency.
Finish
Peppery. Powerful. Very long. Warming.
Comment
Still recognisably Macallan, but the dark claret colour sounded a wood warning. I am forgiving of woodiness, but this approached my limits. Other malt-lovers may be more tolerant.

Martine Nouet

Nose
Rich, luscious. Candied chestnut (marron glacé). Crème brûlée. A liquid dessert menu. Cigar box. Mushrooms.
Palate
Sweet and nutty. Wood prevails, but with a high standard of elegance. Port flavours (chocolate, eucalyptus, touch of cherry).
Finish
Long, lingering and refined.
Comment
A classic, classy Macallan with added richness. A splendid autumnal dram. Perfect match for dark chocolate cake.
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