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07 Mar 2011

Jura 1973 (cask 3155)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Jura

A 30 years old Isle of Jura 1973 matured in an oloroso cask from the renowned Gonzalez Byass bodegas in Jerez de la Frontera.

 

Jura 1973 - 3155Jura 30 yo 1973
(55%, OB 2003, cask 3155, 468 btl.)

Nose: big notes of cigar boxes mixed with quite some wine and camphor. Interesting and smooth. Dried fruits. Makes me think more of Port wine than of sherry. Toffee. Hints of mint. Mouth: too much wood which means the fruity side of the sherry gets drowned. Rum / raisins. Notes of nutmeg and ginger. It shows nice coastal notes (iodine and salt). Getting quite resinous, mineral and slightly bitter, on Seville oranges. Finish: dry (walnuts) and winey with some salty liquorice.

This Jura is interestingly different but a tad too old. The palate is too oaky for my taste and can’t match the otherwise attractive nose. Worth around € 350 now.

Score: 86/100

Jura 1973 (cask 3155) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2011-03-07

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  • pb: This had some very conflicting tastes. Without ice, I found it almost unbearable (maybe my palate isn't ready for 60% ABV)...but, without ice, there
  • pb: I managed to get my hands on this in the US---it's hardly available here. Easy drinking----hints of sweet caramel, coconut and vanilla. Really opens
  • Tabrulavubeg: The post is more than 3 years old. But I got to buy a bottle of Old Bothwell Cask 2039 today to find that this also was a bottling from the same cask!

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