Red Star, Erguotou Baijiu, 56%

Erguotou is the more popular mass market style of Baijiu & Red Star is one of the biggest sellers.

Using a mixture of sorghum, wheat & peas – yes, peas! – it’s classified as ‘light aroma’ – although I experienced a joyously full on umami pungency on nosing.

Delightfully meaty on the palate.

The rich flavours maintained their wholesomeness despite the 56% strength.

I’m left a bit disappointed however.

Red Star was a delight – should have bought a larger bottle!


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