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17 Jul 2009

Jura Paps ‘Mountain of the Sound’

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Jura

The name ‘Beinn A’Chaolais’ comes from the narrow water channel between the island of Jura and Islay. This Jura Paps was finished in Bordeaux wine casks (Cabernet Sauvignon). This grape variety has a distinct aroma of green peppers or asparagus caused by the pyrazine molecules.


Jura Paps ‘Mountain of the Sound’ 
(46%, OB 2009, Cabernet Sauvignon finish, 1366 btl.)

Jura Paps - Mountain of Sound - Cabernet SauvignonNose: very fruity again, but this one has a slightly nuttier / woodier profile. Hints of blackcurrant and cedar wood with almonds with whiffs of milk chocolate. Cantaloupe (hami melon). Cloves. Mouth: obvious red wine taste. Spicy taste. Orangettes (chocolate covered orange candy), toffee. Sweet and honeyed. Nutmeg towards the end. Finish: spicy cake aroma, nutmeg and chocolate again.

Isle of Jura really managed to get the wine finish right, which is not at all an obvious achievement. In general I’m not a big fan of wine finishes, but this is interesting. Around € 100.

Score: 80/100

Jura Paps ‘Mountain of the Sound’ 2.5 Ruben Luyten 2009-07-17



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