Dram Review: The Macallan 18 Years Old Distilled in 1970 (Giovinetti & Figli Milano Bottling)

[43.0%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1970・Bottled in 1988・Official Bottling for Giovinetti & Figli Milano・Limited Release]

Nose:

As things should be with antique Macallan aged in vintage Sherry casks, lemon preserve and afternoon red tea served whilst resting on a buttero leather armchair. Elegant with the raisins and tannins pleasingly and politely pile on, and leather unfolding the hearty malt oozing with dark honey.

Palate & Finish:

A vibrant gem of Sherried goodness, exceptional execution of figs and raisins with flowers and cherries channeling this exotic acidity. The condensed jammy sweetness, the oily malted spirit, all perfectly integrated.

The nectar unveils an earthy side in the finish, with espresso, dark chocolate and tannins coasting by.

Thoughts:

Technically from a close distillery so it’s hard to say if we will see this again, but what I would say is that the distillery should replicate this instead.. it’s what a great Macallan ought to be..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas