You should always be able to taste the honey and the honey should always give the nougat a sticky texture – regardless if the nougat is in a soft or harder style.
The nuts should always taste freshly roasted and clean. They also provide the vital crunch that makes the mouthfeel a delight. The egg white should give the nougat an elegant smooth and silky texture – never putty like. Even in a brittle/hard style, your nougat should have an elegant texture.