The Macallan Sienna, 43%

Price: $103 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

When approached from light to rich, you can see how the driver of the range is oxidation rather than just the addition of wood. Here are stewed black cherries, red plums, and blueberries, but with the purity and freshness of Amber and Gold. The mental image is of a country house in autumn: clay on boots, candle wax, resin, allspice, peels, those perfumed fruits, and the whiff of an artist's palette. The tannins are supple. Best with water on the side. £66