This is a nice aged fruity sheng, has decent flavour in all the right places, and mellowed out some of the not-so-nice places.
it has a nice flavour, nothing too strong, its easy drinking, but not bland. The aged taste has not overtaken the fruit, just added some complexity and depth to the brew, no off or too sharp flavours, it can take a good strong steep and still be very enjoyable. It is mellow in some places, and has a fruit preserve taste. Interesting terre de ciel say ‘fruits in alcohol’ I think thats where I get it, preserved fruits with jam & also caramel.
Ive just oversteeped it and the sourness is there but its a nice sour – great if you like a nice tangy mouth and fruity huigan to your sheng (i do). Not too astringent or drying which is nice. It did slightly delve into a ‘varnished branches’ taste (no other way for me to describe it) but nothing too major.
I liked whatever was done with this one when aged. its not too thick, or too creamy, or too… (I see a theme here) anything really but has flavour and a nice one.
Thanks again Rui for the swap!
Flavors: Alcohol, Apricot, Caramel, Fruity, Jam, Wood