Colour: Old Sauternes
The Macallan Oscuro is the premium expression in the new NAS Travel Retail exclusive clocking in at around $1000 a bottle. Stiff price to pay I feel but it does have sprits that are well over 25 years old. So maybe?
The heavily sherried nose is big, bold and full of oak with a touch of leather. This is followed by a healthy smear of marmalade on a piece of burnt toast with a side of chocolate and over-ripe bananas. One could easily get carried away with this nose. It’s quite beautiful.
The delivery is equally bold with the sherry and oak once again in the fore. To give them company are lively black peppercorns strewn on a steaming chocolate fudge cake. A big slice for me please!
The finish is medium-long and carries the flavors through with the woody black peppercorns still bouncing around in your mouth.
I feel the strength of this whisky is how true it stays through out it’s journey. It’s weakness is its’ unusually high price tag. But, hey, what do I know about marketing?