Oloroso sherry steals the show at that first, sublime wave. The nose is full and well spiced, somewhere an orange peel has been flamed by a cocktail barman. An intense start and it doesn’t end with the nose. The palate is very full. This is certainly Macallan. Intense without being abrasive, with honeyed notes and good texture, at times there are crushed grapes. It is quite clean in the mouth before a well-fruited finish, espresso, a dusting of chocolate.