The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Years Old
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | 750 ml. | 86 proof
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
96–100 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2004
The early bouquet is round, biscuity, and a touch spicy; further aeration reveals a deep aroma of butterscotch, cream, vanilla, marzipan, and candied almond. The palate entry is vividly spirity as the alcohol slightly pricks the tongue; the midpalate stage displays solid flavors of dried orange rind, white raisins, marmalade, and figs. Finishes elegantly and sweet.
Wine Spectator: February 28, 2011
Spicy. Another delightfully perplexing whisky for its pleasant transformation. Starts with a combination of floral notes and rich caramel and vanilla character, yet all that disappears on the palate to be replaced by intense, tingly spices such as nutmeg and ginger. Returns to the basic chewiness of the nose with candy and wood notes, along with a slight hint of banana far at the end. Bourbon, American oak and Sherry casks.