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The Macallan 1989, Exceptional Cask V Tasting notes and reviews

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The Macallan 1989, Exceptional Cask V

Brand
The Macallan
Expression
1989, Exceptional Cask V
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
59.20%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.themacallan.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Mint chocolates. Fudge. Calvados. Oak.
Palate
Packed with flavour. Cocoa, Demerara sugar. Ginger.
Finish
Coffeeish dryness. Bittersweet.
Comment
Lovely pinkish mahogany colour. Big esters, together with alcohol, balance a surprising degree of woodiness. Drinks older than it is. Another fogeyish bottling.

Dave Broom

Nose
Complex and meaty: cooked fruits, polished oak, incense, coffee grounds, medlar, wet tea leaves, dry amontillado, flamed orange peel.
Palate
Perfumed, almost oily start. Good balance. Wood gives grip but there's sweet centre with notes of heather blossom and maraschino cherry.
Finish
Lightly peaty.
Comment
A big boy, but has sufficient sweetness to balance the oak.
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