The aroma is brawny, salty and lightly smoky; six more minutes of aeration see the aroma pick up hearty notes of peanut butter, baked apple and sea salt plus a deft touch of cigar tobacco. Tastes robust, briny and sweet; by midpalate, flavors of sweet grain, popcorn, quince and nougat provide plenty of textural and taste depth. Aftertaste is buttery and semisweet. Leagues away from the Jura 16 in style.
90-95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2003)
Pale amber color. Aromas of peach-raisin chutney, creamy bread pudding, Brazil nuts, and delicate mossy earth with a satiny smooth, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a snappy, creme brulee, banana bread, delicate peat, and peppery spice finish. Very nice and well balanced.
94 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Apr 2012)