Wine Enthusiast 96 points - 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. - P.P. (12/31/2004) - 96-100.June/2006
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 21 years.