SPEYMALT from MACALLAN 2003 Sherry Cask Antipodes G&M


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The new and futuristic Macallan distillery, designed by the architectural firm Roger Stirk Harbour & Partners, was opened in June 2018 by its owners, the Edrington group. Built on the same site as the former distillery founded in 1824, it is equipped with 12 wash stills and 24 spirit stills, with a small capacity, produced by Forsyth in Rothes, Speyside. This cask strength version from the warehouses of independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail reveals an impressively high-quality, complex and fresh fruitiness from the start to the end of the tasting. Its intense exoticism and absolutely sumptuous array of colours, from bright red to ebony black and vermilion, are perfect illustrations.

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Tasting Notes

Colour : Deep orangey copper.

Nose : Rich, deep. Marvellously oxidative (brandied cherries, sherry vinegar, hot tar), exotic (mango, persimmon, passion fruit), nobly spicy (cardamom, clove, saffron, turmeric) and heady (iris, lily, sandalwood), the first nose reveals simply astounding brightness. Allowed to breathe, aromas of chocolate, toffee, malted barley and orange zest rival each other in intensity. Finally, dried fruit and nuts (walnut, almond, fig, date) colour the aroma palette in autumnal shades.

Palate : Full-bodied, dynamic. The magnificently lemony and vanilla attack is phenomenally elegant. Covered in a fine layer of salted butter caramel, it then becomes more and more sunny. The rich mid-palate evokes a succulent quince jelly. Red and black fruits (strawberry, red fruits, grape, cherry) then make an incredible appearance. The end of the palate moves into more exotic (mango, pineapple, banana) and more vegetal (Cypress tree, thuja) lands.

Finish : Long, subtle. At the start of the finish, cocoa powder, heather honey and candied ginger spread across the palate. Candied fruits (orange, apricot, mango, melon) then release creamy flavours into a stately after-taste. The retro-nasal olfaction returns firmly to cereal territory (barley), even taking us to a malting floor. Also expressive, the empty glass opens the doors to a cabinet-maker’s workshop (wax, walnut stain, varnish).

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Weight 1.410 kg


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