An easy to drink shou with a super clear liquor we have here. Its dry leaf scent reminds me of old books and fish market. In the we leaves, I noticed aromas of wet wood, sauna, leather, old furniture and later on in the session also red currant and toasted rice. Taste-wise, there is a light bamboo note initially indeed. Overall, it is quite medicinal, woody and savoury, with some bitter, tart and nutty characteristics too. One particular flavour I tend to get is sage. The aftertaste is much sweeter and reminiscent of red bean paste.
The liquor is mouth-watering, smooth, bubbly and a touch astringent. It is not very coating though. There is some aggressive cha qi, although not too strong. It makes me feel focused.
Flavors: Bamboo, Beany, Berry, Dark Bittersweet, Fishy, Leather, Medicinal, Nutty, Sage, Tart, Toasted Rice, Wet Wood, Wood