...and I do! To me this is neither thin nor lacks any "oomph" but maybe I own a different batch (see second review below) or a different taste (or both). To be honest, this could be an "everyday dram" to me - it is both interesting to explore and dangerously quaffable.
The colour is quite dark at burnished so they added more sherry casks to this batch, most probably. I use the big spheric blender's glass to nose it and the first sniff offers a quite impressive and complex set of different aromas in this perfect balance that I remember. The typical HP trademark flavours are accompanied by clean but not dominating sherry aromas and a shy spicy wooden note. That is what I like! Out of the blender's glass the nose is quite intense and after some breathing the fruits, honeys, toffee and sherry is enriched by herbs (camphor, eucalyptus), freshly oiled woods, creams wax and some nuts. Take your time (and the right glass) with this nose and you will be rewarded - ooh, and do not forget to warm the dram to body temperature with your hands!
The taste is nicely layered on sweet fruits and molten barley sugars first with winey sherry flavours jumping in very fast. Next are the spices before the honeys sweeten the taste again. Later some fine oily and toffee notes come and go as does a touch of liquorice. No dear Serge, this is not thin (but maybe you tasted a different batch). The dram is greatly chewable and I strongly suggest to do so as this releases much more additional flavours, among them milk chocolate, mocha and crème brûlée.
The dram arrives warming and with a creamy coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is long and adds more honeys and spices (peppers) without any bitter or drying moments. Again I do not think this is thin or lacks the "oompf", to be honest. But modern style whisky lovers might see this differently which is absolutely okay. Water is not needed on this anyhow low-proof dram.