Already astonishingly aged and so so GOOD!
Bouquet: The steaming aroma starts with a very mouthwatering sourly layer and smoky tobacco notes which also shape the major aspect of whole experience. There is a certain mix scent and taste-wise to this fellow which contains a fusion of those great lovely pistachio nutty aspects purple leaves varieties got and those thick and already more mature aged facets of wet thick tobacco profiles with smokey pinewood nuances followed buy grilled pears wrapped in cranberry ham and sprinkled with subtle traces of Worcestershire sauce.
Liquor: Taste-wise like I mentioned before both stages walk more or less side by side. As amazing and breathtaking already the steaming atmosphere was as marvelous and magical is its actual tasting experience. The liquor is creamy soft with a constant dense wet tobacco flavor filled with smokey woodsy notes and astringent sourly nutty layer while finished within an echo of grilled ham with cranberry notes and pears but also slightly notes of grilled butterfish with a fine lemon-Worcestershire-marinade plus fine lemon peppery notes of Sichuan pepper and a certain dark rye bread flair fresh out of the oven at the very end of it. Within the 4th infusion its whole character looses a bit of its creamy texture but gains a much more naturally sweet profile.
Opinion: This is really a great slightly aged Sheng which got a massively amazingly potential to be outstanding if you age it for another 10 or more years. Definitely worth buying a whole cake or even a tong.