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Nose: Perfumed gentle Sherry wine is prominent. There is also sweet orange, a floral bouquet, and a touch of honey.
Taste: Big flavour, with the sweet sherry immediately apparent. This whisky is quite sweet with some nice balancing dryness sneaking in within a few seconds. The fruitiness from the nose is also apparent on the palate, as is some subtle honey. A moderate barley maltiness is also in evidence. I think that it is a good thing that this is 46% ABV-- I don't think that 40% would work here to adequately balance the sweetness with alcohol dryness.
Finish: Excellent long flavourful balanced finish leaves the flavours declining gradually together.
Balance: The first time I tasted this whisky I wondered if it was too sweet for my taste. On second taste I decided that it was not. This one just grows and grows on you. I soon went out to buy a second bottle because I wanted this one around and supplies of Sonnalta PX in my area are rather small. This is a great sherried whisky that I would recommend to anyone. The only problem I have encountered with the Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX is that if I share it with friend that they want to drink a lot of it!