Macallan 1851 Inspiration 41.3% NV


3.6 sterren - 2 professionele reviews
€ 702,48 (excl. BTW)
850,00 (in. BTW)
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Distileerderij Macallan
Bottelaar OB
Serie New Label
Gebotteld voor
Gedistilleerd op NV
Gebotteld 2006
Land Schotland
Streek Speyside
Leeftijd Not Specified
Cask Type
Vatnummer
Alcohol percentage 41.3
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In Original Container
Etiket Perfect
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Professionele reviews

BOW (80)

Angus MacRaild;

I'm sure you don't need me to tell you the story behind this rather amusing/ludicrous/embarrassing (delete as you prefer) series? Colour: orangey amber. Nose: a kind of halfway house between the 10 and the No 6 in some ways. There's a lovely tropical edge here but it's also more dominated by a nutty sherry profile. Peanut brittle with milk chocolate, praline, pipe tobacco, mushroom powder and this general impression of all things 'old library' - which I'm sure the Macallan directors of the time would have approved. Mouth: a little flat and flabby on arrival. There's a big dollop of marmalade-heavy sherry but it feels rather sweetish and confected. Sugary cafe latte, cheap madeira sponge cake and a touch of leather. Finish: medium, a tad short, not a whole lot going on. Feels like we've travelled a long way from the nose, some after notes of burnt caramel and fudge. Comments: Not sure what to say really. I had high hopes from the nose but the palate kind of went in its own, rather unlikely direction. I know other folk rate this higher, including Serge who had a version of this one at WF86 back in 2007, so it could be the bottle or just me most likely. Anyway, who cares!

Serge Valentin (86)

Colour: gold. Nose: again, it’s close but maybe a little wilder, with a little more tannins than the WMS and faint traces of what could be peat – or something phenolic, at least. It’s also a tad more floral (dandelions) and a little more honeyed for a while, but it gets just as grassy as the WMS after that, with also a little parsley. Very ‘1851’, I agree (pfff…). Mouth: extremely close to the WMS now, it’s almost the same whisky on my palate. Maybe the same, in fact, so please read above. 86 points. (Why not do a Cerrutti-sponsored bottling and call it ‘1881’ next time?)

Macallan - 1851 Inspiration 41.3% NV

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