The nose is really interesting, especially for a Macallan: vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Pears too. The palate is a fruit explosion -- wow -- followed by everything the nose promised. Sound good? It is, although I'd never guess this was a Macallan. A really delightful spice mix -- distinct, unusual spices -- which dance in the long finish. It's a lighter whisky, yet you can still chew it. I look forward to my next glass of this.