This was my first introduction to a scotch that was finished in a sauternes cask and I'll admit, I had to ask "what is sauternes?" Apparently it is a desert wine, much like port, but even more sweet and "dessert-y".
A lot about this scotch is familiar if you've had others bottled by Glenmorangie. The color is a medium amber. The nose is sweet and a little like bourbon. On the tongue it is similar to bourbon as well, but to a great bourbon like Blanton's. It is complex though with no discernible smoke. It has a little bite that lingers even after you've swallowed, but not so much that you won't want another sip. This is another good recommendation for someone who wants to try a scotch that is a little different and might be an excellent "cross-over" scotch for a bourbon drinker.