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The shou — somewhat oily body, the taste full petrichor and reminiscent of black oak and dark, dry loam. The bamboo imparted a cool and airy, green ‘essence of bamboo’ feeling that accomodated very well the dark, mineral nature of the shou. The aroma of gentle sage steam crossed my mind. Medicinal in that nature. The two main flavors played off each other well, melding into a cohesive flavor profile. The energy for me was cooling, focusing and somewhat overwhelming. Overall, a good, clean damp-free shou. Something I’d recommend as a contrast to warming, chocolatey, coffee, red fruit leaning shou. Thank you, Togo!
Flavors: Bamboo, Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Green, Medicinal, Mineral, Oak wood, petrichor, Sage, Tannin