Takes a while to open up and get rid of the musty wood notes, after a month or so it starts to shine and sparkle.
Has a sense of transparency and shimmer. No out of place wood notes. A rich yet dry aroma, with a beautiful balance. Mineralic, chalky, saline. The peat is ashy, herbal and dry. Juicy vegetal green notes mixed with tangy tropical fruit. Mentholic nuances add complexity but never overwhelm. There is an oiliness, a signature of Jura, but it’s blended in so perfectly you just perceive it as extra ‘body’. Interestingly, on top of the mangos, papayas, lemons and limes I also get a currant nuance - there is the right type of dry tartness for that. Some buttery notes for extra heft. Waxy candied fruit and dry porridge oats.
Soft, bright, and juicy, with a perfect balance of sweet, sour and bitter. Buttery malt notes lead the palate, which makes the dry peat all the more enjoyable. Medium yet oily mouthfeel with fudge and butterscotch. A little bit of water adds volume and extends the development from sweet malt to bitter peat, finishing with sour citruses. Little nuances of tropical fruit pop out throughout the palate.
Long, lovely and fresh. Softly marine with a dry minerality. A lot of citrus, led by lime, with more savoury tropical fruit. Peat like the ashy embers of charcoal on a barbecue, with a gentle meaty association.