I’m not the biggest fan of Jura and it’s sour, pastry laden style. But then again, there’s plenty of other distilleries that I’m not a fan of the official bottlings that do great in other’s hands. I.e. the independent bottlers.
So, why not Jura? I thought, when confronted with this Gordon & MacPhail bottling.
Jura 1997 Connoisseur’s Choice 46%
Nose: A little sharp and sour, ethereal green apple, slight sour pastry. Apple strudel, slightly floral.
Taste: Sour arrival and development. Green apple, lots of salt, coffee, oak, quite dry, chalk and milk chocolate.
Finish: Long length. Coffee and dark chocolate, the classic Jura finish.
Bottled 2015. Not bad by any means, but I think I prefer the peated Jura’s I’ve had so far.
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