One of my favorite aged Shengs!
Aroma: Those very tight parts really stick together like the best performing glue you might be able to find.Imagine old in leather wrapped books, a very unique special and distinct scent which is like a beloved wise teacher.But that’s not even close to name it all – this glorious start is following a wooden old furniture scent plus camphor strong
on front – It somehow also reminds me a bit of the scent of old European churches. Later the sweetness reveals itself in a hint of gingerbread followed by licorice & fine flowery hint of rose perfume.There is also a scent of marshmallow noticeable but not the “roasted over fire ones” – I mean those medicinal ones if you know what i mean.
Taste: There is so much going on starting with such an exquisite wood barrel flair in which very high quality whiskey and red wine was stored – just a good mix between both types of aged woods plus a hint of conifer.A very coating furry creamy texture plus a nutty subtle finish of pistachios and and an even more light accent of peanuts is following.And there is it again the old library leather wrapped book taste plus a fine rain water soaked autumn leaf touch to it!You might also notice a certain hint of bourbon vanilla and chocolate sweetness.All those nuances integrates like a constant flow masterfully one into another like if all those aromas and tasting aspects knew each other so well for so many years that they perfectly complement each other.If you take a much closer look there is also a nice touch of a barbecue grill aspect to be found inside this unbelievable piece of wisdom and knowledge.Do not get me wrong don’t think of it as an actual real barbecue thing but there is a certain very subtle grilled fish on a stick aroma and a hint of smoked ham to it which is in fact massively pleasant! This cake is so hard compressed that even after the 4th infusion its far from loosen up! This aged Sheng really goes on forever!!! Very Cooling at first and massively mouthwatering!