This half ball Xiao jin gua shaped Shu really is a beauty of its own. Even within its tight compressed way its full texture and bouquet shines already through. Its steaming atmosphere completes the now ultimate thick profile. With a creamy silky character it already gives its first impressive speech while waiting for the actual liquor. This fine mist within those steaming darkness really reminds me of a wet rainy Autumn day surrounded by gigantic old trees like birch while the ground is soaked up wet covered with moss and bark mulch – this also is a major part of this creamy silky soft liquor – like a beautiful unforgettable day in the middle of nature while Autumn kisses every tree and leaves with its bright and diversity of coloration. Between this whole nature aspect there might be something else too – in this case it reminds me a lot of a subtle light with juniper smoked ham plus a fine sweet echo of cranberries. This Shou really got a nice profile and well rounded body liquor. There is a certain sweetness to it like a hint of brown cane sugar. Very highly enjoyable!