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Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX

Big malt at a stunning price

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

11th Oct 2009

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Nose: aromatic and luscious. A very complex play of chocolate, raisins, almonds and toffee. Spicy as well: vanilla, cinnamon, ginger. Richly sherried but it respects the original spirit, with hints of apricots, honey and oranges. Wonderful notes of toasted nuts. Sweet, rich and quite magical. Mouth: good mouthfeel with vanilla, lovely coffee beans and blood oranges. Sweet and coating but never too sugary. Soft pepper. Tobacco. Plums. Again perfect balance between malty flavours and the sherry. Very polished. Finish: long and creamy, on demerara sugar and spices.

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9 comments

@LeFrog
LeFrog commented

I sampled this at the weekend. Lovely, lovely whisky. And like you say - stunning value!

12 years ago 0

paulrpotts commented

Nice review. I agree -- this is one of the very best examples of sherry cask aging I've tasted. It brings in a whole bunch of new flavors without simply drowning out the regular Glenmorangie notes. Not all sherry-aged whisky works out quite so well!

12 years ago 0

@Skepparkrantz
Skepparkrantz commented

Nice review, i read this review a few days ago and as i was out hunting a new bottle of sherried whisky a stumbled upon this bottle in a store. In sweden they have a limited stock of 7000 bottles this spring, so i just had to grab me a bottle!

12 years ago 0

@Skepparkrantz
Skepparkrantz commented

It is supposed to be 700 bottles in sweden this spring.. i just stumbled on the zero one time to many :)

12 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

Does this one have an age statement? Is it a further finishing of the Original 10 yr old? I'm tempted to make this my next buy based on the good reviews so far.

11 years ago 0

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes commented

No age statement, but yes, it should be a 10yo with an extra PX finish. I would certainly recommend it.

11 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

Just bought a bottle of this today. If it were one iota sweeter than it is, it would be too sweet for my taste. As it is, this is fantastically good whisky. Among other things this will serve as a first rate digestif.

11 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

Upon further tastings, I just love this one more and more. I had to go out and get a second bottle before they disappear in my area.

11 years ago 0

@bwmccoy
bwmccoy commented

This was the last of 7 Glenmorangie expressions that I was able to taste at a Dinner with the master distiller (Dr. Bill Lumdsen) that was put on by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Seattle, WA in Nov. 2010. It was my favorite of the night, but was disappointed when Dr. Bill explained that it was no longer being produced. The Sonnalta PX is not available locally, but my wife found it at a Whisky Shop in San Francisco. She gave it to me today as a Christmas present. Lucky me! :-)

11 years ago 0

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