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Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX

Overall rating
87.53/100
votes
165
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
American White Oak + PX Sherry Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
PX L9 335 6ML
Added on
11 Oct 2010 8:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 530,58

64 × in wishlist

165 × member ratings

490 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.53 points

  1. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 96.5 points to the Sonnalta PX. "Remains a giant among the tall stills: A mesmeric whisky..."

  2. dram_on scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Not bad but waaay too sweet for me ... it does work as a liquid dessert ... 

  3. Gondwana scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt



    Nose:
    An incredibly rum-like aroma! Semi dried fruits, honey sweetness, great
    complexity. An extra dimension develops, offering rye spices.
    Fascinating.
    Palate:
    The sherry is very well balanced, and at no point over-steps the mark.
    Instead Sonnalta wallows in the gloriously fruity territory of well-aged
    rum and tropical fruits. Feinty tobacco and calves' leather. Just
    incredible, and incredibly thick and viscous.
    Finish: A spectacular finish of maraschino cherries and cocoa, a touch more sherry now. Very long.




  5. Bosi scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    A big whisky that swings between spices and sweets. The oak always resonates in the background. The best bottling of the Private Collection.
    • Nose
      First sweet notes of vanilla and marzipan are noticeable. This is followed by fruity aromas of wild berries, cherries and ripe grapes. Finally, I smell clear oak notes. Is there a hint of beech smoke?
    • Taste
      After the spicy notes of pepper and coriander, the sherry sweetness and roasted almonds dominate. Even now, the barrel is, in a pleasant way, to taste clear.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length with hints of cinnamon, overripe orange and oak.

  6. q-runa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. mrgood scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Is it morning already?  I need some pancakes to go with this maple syrup.  If rye whisky is really Canadian whisky then this is what it should smell and taste like. Undercurrents of syrup all the way through...  Though the oxygen really takes a bat to this one.  I recommend partitioning it into smaller bottles/jars immediately upon opening to reduce the 02 and preserve the delightful early character.

  8. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Honestly I am bit disappointed as I have heard that this Glenmorangie is the best Private Edition that has been made. For sure it is a good dram for its age (11 years) and for the price which has been asked in 2009 (60€). But today for about 300€ it is not as good as my expection was. I prefer the Glenmorangie Companta.
    • Nose
      You first smell the sherry but then immediately sweetness&fruits (honey, caramel, plums). Nevertheless I feel that the alcohol is not perfectly implemented. 
    • Taste
      Sweetness, later fruits less alcohol a bit of herbs and oak. The alcohol is now no more there. Very good on the tongue!
    • Finish
      Wooden, spicy, middle-long. I like it!

  9. angelus scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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