Nose is orange and lemon peel, little spice. Palate is light and fresh, pleasant, easy, less than the nose. Light orange flavor. Water brings out more citrus. The finish is medium, with a little citrus. Very Italian aperitif. I see why they love it. Suits Italy well.
Classic Macallan Sherry profile but a bit softer. We tried this head to head with the same bottle that was opened and let sit for two years with just about 20% left in it. The open oxidation was obvious....even to those who had really not tried many whiskies. The oxidation made all of the bite go away and softened things up. It lost something for me. The fresh bottle was very nice with a bite and some explosive malty caramel and cherries on the palate. Both get a B- but the older bottle was below the fresh one. Several people did like the softer profile better so in my opinion, drink your bottles when you nopen them.....at least within a couple of years ;-)