Sweet and malty, with hints of sun-ripened figs, dark chocolate, and yellow raisins.
The Sonnalta is heavy on the palate. It starts with the forward fruit flavors, raisins, as well as plum and over-ripe cherry. You can taste that higher ABV. in the back of the palate some spices and chocolate.
Medium to long finish, and a mouthful PX sherry, raisins and spiciness. The Pedro Ximenez seems to linger in the finish.
The Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX Single Malt Scotch Whisky is aged for ten years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, and then is transferred for an additional two years in Pedro Ximénez ex-sherry casks, totaling for an age statement of 12 years. The whisky weighs in at 46% ABV, this extra alcohol strength makes it just that much better and the PX gives it a great mouthfeel and body.