Isle of Jura has revamped their core range, which now consists of: Journey, 10, 12 and 18 Year Old and the Seven Wood. This 10 Year Old already existed, of course. The composition remained the same: bourbon barrels with an oloroso finish. Old wine in new bottles? I do remember that the Jura 10 was not very much to my liking in the past.
The nose offers hay, plasticine, manure (I am not kidding), lemons and oranges. Loads of earthy notes and a salty edge. I have to say, I am still not very fond of this.
It is oily and sweet on the palate, but immediately shows some wet cardboard and earth. A salty edge, once more. But it is not really fruity. I get some caramel and walnuts. Turns a bit bitter.
The finish is medium long, dry and bitter.
To be honest, there is no improvement in my book. Pity.
Thanks for taking the bullet for us. Not that this one was on my radar. I’m not a huge fan of Jura. I liked the Superstition back when it was priced < $60 CAD, but the price has climbed significantly since then.
Yikes...so after the big rebrand it's all fluff.