The Macallan Ruby is a fantastic bottle that is complex, subtle and full of different characteristics. On the nose it exhibits accents of European oak before reluctantly admitting rich, dried fruits and an edgy tickle of treacle. A hesitant sweetness enters, then oak reasserts itself, burnished and mature. The palate possesses a rush of ginger, nutmeg and resin herald orange, sultana and raisin with their restrained but pervasive sweetness. Clove is here and gone, leaving oak the undisputed maestro. The finish is long, lingering and reflective.
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