Had this one today because I was craving shou and I realized that I had yet to try any of the new shou from my most recent W2T order…
My initial thought is that The Great Divide is like a box of cracker jacks, only the box is filled with really heavily salted chestnuts and it’s a piece of twine at the bottom of the gaiwan and not a prize (I had a thick piece of twine compressed into my sample). In all honesty not a bad shou, but right now it’s not quite my thing so back into storage it goes to be revisited in the future!! Basically a nutty (chestnut) and heavily saline profile layered over a full bodied earthy base flavour, with a thick soup and hint of citrus in the finish. Just too saline for my liking at the moment.
You can see the twine in the photo!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnAj7VFfOus