Another new cake is 2020 He Tao Di. I loved the 2018 vintage, which is why I got it. The two are quite similar, but it is clear that the younger one is not as well-integrated and its taste is somewhat muddled. However, in terms of the huigan and the thick and active mouthfeel, they are very close to each other.
The dry leaf aroma has notes of honeysuckle, eggnog, banana, peach; while after the rinse I get more of a nutty smell. There are also hints of fur, courgette and red apple.
The rinse itself has a very soft texture and a brothy taste with notes of kale and butter. Throughout the session, notable vegetal bitterness as well as a distinctive truffle flavour appear. Other less prominent notes include milk, dandelion, grass and apple. The aftertaste is very sweet and long-lasting and tastes a bit like cashew nuts.
Flavors: Apple, banana, Bitter, Broth, Butter, Dandelion, Earth, Eggnog, Floral, Fur, Grass, Honeysuckle, Kale, Milk, Mushrooms, Nuts, Nutty, Peach, Red Apple, Sweet, Thick, Umami, Vegetal, Zucchini