Today was already time to leave Almaty again. It was a nice looking city but it was just too cold, flashy, and we felt that we should move on towards our next destination, China. So we made our way to the bus station to get a marshrutka to “middle of nowhere” Kazakhstan. Our five-hour journey brought us to a little town called Shonzhy. We arrived around 7pm and it was pitch black. Luckily we met some Uygur ladies on the bus that pointed us to the (maybe only) hotel in town. We rocked up and luckily there was a room available. And it was cheap. We opened a bottle of red wine to celebrate our success.
A Jarjar Kazachskoje Napevi. The dry wine was dark red. It smelled sweet with hints of orange and old cellar aroma. The taste was not great. It started with an intense bitter taste and then finished quite sweet. The wine also had quite an undefinable to taste to it that I couldn’t really put in any category but bad. Unfortunately there was no orange flavor to it like the aroma hinted, that might would have made the wine at least a bit interesting. I had worse wines but I wouldn’t recommend this one.