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Wilson & Morgan The Macallan 1990, Marsala Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Wilson & Morgan The Macallan 1990, Marsala Finish

Brand
Wilson & Morgan
Expression
The Macallan 1990, Marsala Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
Wilson & Morgan ~ Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.wilsonandmorgan.com
Availability
Selected European countries, Japan

Michael Jackson

87
Nose
Fresh peat. Smells of the kiln. These aromas quickly diminish. Lemony and malty notes emerge.
Palate
Slippery smooth. Sweet, rich maltiness. A crescendo of citrussy, estery, liqueur-ish, flavours.
Finish
Only now do I detect a hint of caramel-like flavour from the wine cask. Sherry? Madeira? When the blindfold is removed, it turns out to be Marsala.
Comment
The estery Macallan notes are as brassy as the Basie band on top form.

Dave Broom

70
Nose
Slightly buttery malt and a strange (non-peaty) smokiness like heavily roasted nuts.
Palate
This burnt/roasted quality hits you immediately, then comes the soft sweet buttery/oily centre, then a slight bitterness.
Finish
Soft and long.
Comment
It doesn't quite hang together, but hits the mouth in three totally separate sections. I can understand the underlying idea, it just hasn't been pulled off.
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  • Tel : +39 422 54 33 77

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