Nosing and Tasting involves All the senses – SEEING, HEARING, TOUCHING, SMELLING, TASTING. 
Also motor qualities- MOUTHFEEL – the ‘chewiness’ of the liquid. And TIME – the length of time we experience the dram. 
Taste and language are closely connected. We are often lacking in a Tasting vocabulary – even though we recognise the smell, we don’t have the words to describe it. This can be why we share emotions and memory of times and places evoked by the smells in an effort to convey what we sense in the glass.