This isn’t a bad shou, but it doesn’t have any qualities to make it stand out. Smell of dry leaves is nice like leather, good cherry pipe tobacco, dried dark fruit like prunes or raisins. The sweetness really comes through in the liquor, but none of that fruitiness comes through for me. It has the typical fermented, earthy, woodsy, leather taste of shou. It’s very mild. I detected no bitterness, no astringency, and no sourness.
Flavors: Dried Fruit, Earth, Leather, Sweet, Tobacco