good Xing Ren
this Xing Ren has a very good price to quality ratio. it's quite buttery and toasty, with some stonefruit undertones reminiscent of apricots and a floral quality that is restrained, yet apparent. it's got a nice mouthfeel and a good texture, but is just a pinch lacking in terms of depth of flavor profile. it hints at notes like herbs, spices, and grilled pineapple, all of which I've tasted in very high-end representations of xing ren, so it has a lot of good stuff going for it, I just wanted that good stuff to be stronger and more clarified. otherwise it's quite enjoyable. 4 stars for the overall flavor profile being spot-on with what I've come to expect of top-tier examples of Xing Ren, and the 5th star for the value. it's priced very well and if you want a glimpse at what you can expect from Xing Ren that costs 2-3x more than this, make sure you try this. I enjoy this year's harvest more than last year's. it's more well-developed, with a thicker body and more nuanced evolution of flavors. Master Wei knows what's up.
I really enjoy this Apricot Kenerl Dancong. I tried a similar oolong in 2015 and I couldn't find such a good quality Dancong since then. I'm happy