Unfortunately, this slight cheesy aroma pops up in the nose immediately after opening this bottle, too. But luckily it vanishes (almost) completely after some minutes in the glass and when I poured another dram some days later it was (almost) gone. The colour is tawny and the texture shows slow legs and late sticky tears. The nose is very winey (all different kinds of wine flavours) in a mix with spices (ginger), herbs (camphor), heather honey and some hints of fruits. A very slight cheesy aroma still is there but it is not unpleasant. This is a quite complex nose that is interesting to explore. The dram arrives nicely on the palate with a warming and coating feeling. Just minor bitter notes from heavy tannins (as usual with wine cask maturations). The taste itself is really great on a melting pot of dozens of flavours from the different wine casks and the spirit. Among them (white) chocolate, liquorice and red fruits (cherries, raspberries). All multi-layered and nicely balanced, I really like that! The finish is long and more on the spicy and herbal side what is a good addition to the taste. No distracting moments except a slight drying out (papers) at the very end.
All in all one of the best Jura I tried over the last years. While the nose is interesting but not my favourite profile both the taste and finish are truly great. A very nice vatting of different wine cask maturations with a price tag that is rather above that what I call adequate (I paid 150 Euro for this bottle - I think something between 100-120 Euro would be adequate). But we all are living in a tremendous whisky boom time, don't we?