I go back and forth from loving it to thinking it's OK. Lately, my palate likes the flavor profile. A 2008 bottle is giving me butter and brown sugar in the nose, like cookie dough. A little grassiness too. The palate is sweeter with some dried fruit and a little burnt caramel. Finish is moderate. At $40 for a bottle, it's good deal for your sherry craving.
n: Sweet red fruits (cherry and strawberry) and vanilla wafers. Chocolate dusted cherries with a vaniila cream nose with a bit of candy caramel popcorn.
t: Initial sherry sweetness and fruity (strawberry jelly). Malt comes mid-palatte which sweet and completely safe, but also thin and fades quickly. Not a lot of depth but a decent value from Macallan and fine to drink.
Easy to drink and share with friends without feeling guilty. This is a fine staple for any whisky cabinet.
Okay, so it's only been posted for 11 years. Finally my review (2018/2019 era):
n: Fresh wood varnish and lemons.
p: Sherried but almost in a manufactured way, as if fresh sherry was dumped in a neutral spirit (not saying it was of course.) Little bit of funk and varnish. Not horrible, but noticable enough to be a little concerning.