I've been quite impressed by this. Many recordings of the original, uncut version of Bruckner's 3rd are somewhat flawed: Tintner's by an undramatic, overly slow first movement that makes it almost an adagio; Inbal's otherwise excellent performance has dated sound quality, etc. Norrington is surprisingly good, and I like his reading, but many will feel his approach is too radical.
Nott gives us a reading with clear lines and structures that communicates the power of the work in a natural way, and the recording quality is excellent--open, fresh, and clear. Nott's version is kind of non-mainstream in that his 3rd is almost sunny at times, with a kind of grand energy and spontaneity that makes it very appealing and infectious. Bruckner's original version of 3rd emerges as a powerful, well-integrated whole that makes real dramatic sense, and you realize that this original 1873 version may be the best version, and that the 3rd has a much stronger final movement than many of his symphonies. A conductor like Nagano seems more conservative and less engaging than Nott; he focuses more on the stately majesty of the work, with less of Nott's spontaneous energy and drama, though he does slightly better at capturing the dark and mysterious aspects of the first movement. Still, I think Nott presents an outstanding reading.