Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - On the nose, toasted almond, tangerine and dried cherries mingle with more serious notes of peat smoke, toasted earth and oats. Generous and honeyed on the palate with light brown sugar, vanilla, and a subtle smokiness making an appearance before a powerful finish. (Apr 2014)
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - An initial bouquet of the dried yellow fruit found in muesli; later on, added scents of unsweetened coconut, honey, and light toffee beautifully complement the dried fruit aroma. The palate entry is chewy and honeyed; at midpalate the dried fruit, clover, and honey flavors meld delightfully with the oily, creamy texture. Concludes sensuously and regally. Best Buy.
— P.P. (12/31/2004) — 96-100 (Jun 2006)
Intense rich chocolate with a hint of orange and raisin
|Wine maker notes
|The Macallan Fine Oak is triple cask matured in a unique, complex combination of exceptional oak casks;
1. European oak casks seasoned with sherry impart a rich character with hints of dried fruits, spice and chocolate orange.
2. American oak casks seasoned with sherry deliver delicate hints of citrus lemon, coconut and toffee sweetness.
3. American oak casks seasoned with bourbon deliver floral aromas and sweet notes of vanilla and fresh fruits.
This triple cask combination delivers an extraordinarily smooth, delicate yet complex Single Malt matured at The Macallan distillery for a minimum of 15 years.