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September 7, 2021



Summer time Duets
Right this moment Macallan NAS
No age statements right here so we want ‘the blurb’. I imply the accompanying literature, to seek out one thing to say about these two infants that we could not strive earlier than. Did you ever discover that whiskies and not using a correct age or a classic assertion have a tendency to return with extra (typically unlikely) tales?

Macallan 'Lumina' (41.3%, OB, Quest Collection, 2017)

Macallan ‘Lumina’ (41.3%, OB, Quest Assortment, 2017) Two stars

I agree we must always have tried this one earlier, seems to be prefer it’s offered out. It appears that evidently this expression was ‘grounded within the outdated world however impressed by the brand new’ as a result of they made use of each European and American sherry-seasoned casks, all that in response to the again label. Not my enterprise after all however I doubt any of David Ogilvy’s successors have been engaged on this concept. In any case, this should not be a tribute to the Chevrolet Lumina. Color: pale gold. Nostril: noses comparatively younger, with whiffs of oak and sherry certainly, stewed cherries and plums, damson liqueur and chocolate, then moderately extra toasted oak. A contact of earth and a touch of hay too, plus yellow flowers. Not earthshattering however nice. Mouth: nice arrival, with extra stewed fruits and a floral feeling, nevertheless it tends to change into grapey, with bitter(ish) raisins and an excessive amount of oak spiciness, geared in direction of outdated tea within the outdated teapot. The center is slightly disagreeable. End: not a lot, on extra black tea and oak spices, with a curious sweetness (Haribo’s mini rainbow frogs, not that standard in France, opposite to what you can be considering). Feedback: I am afraid that Lumina wasn’t very luminous, identical to this very depressing pun.

SGP:341 – 76 factors.

Macallan 'Concept Number 2' (40%, OB, 2019)

Macallan ‘Idea Quantity 2’ (40%, OB, 2019) Three stars

‘A charming expression impressed by the similarities within the inventive approaches of crafting whisky and creating music.’ Proper, at 40% that might be chamber music. I hope they’ve offered greater than ten bottles to French talking nations altogether as a result of the best way the phrase ‘idea’ is designed right here simply would not work too effectively. Undecided it really works in English both however in French, you first learn ‘Fool’ (con). David Ogilvy, please resurrect! Having mentioned that, perhaps did they attempt to go Dadaistically arty or one thing like that. Color: gentle gold. Nostril: fairly related, with a mild sherriness and one thing barely eau-de-vie-ish, maybe as a result of that is younger, then with moderately extra dried fruits, dates, figs, raisins, prunes, then sponge cake, chocolate and marmalade. That is proper, Jaffa truffles. It is all moderately mezzo piano, if not piano. The 40% vol., I suppose. Mouth: moderately fatter and brighter than the Lumina at first, virtually mezzo forte for a couple of seconds, however a lot steam is misplaced then and it could go all the way down to pianissimo. Scones and English tea with a mocha-spoonful of marmalade. End: quick, whispering, thank God not too drying and tea-ish. Good earthiness and sherry. Feedback: I consider all of it went diminuendo, nevertheless it’s moderately not dangerous in my ebook. I am certain it could have deserved saxophones. I imply, 45% vol or extra.

SGP:451 – 80 factors.







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