Nose: Woody, cherry, white grapes, light vanilla, orange, pickled cherry leaves, light spice.
Palate: White grapes, cherry, honey, ginger, vanilla, melon; quite expressive though young. Sakura-mochi.
Finish: Honey, Sakura, vanilla, spice, tobacco.
With Water: Needs a drop. Mellows it a bit. Becomes fruitier.
Overall: Smooth and easy drinking for 48%. Young but tasty. Very fruity and spicy. Quite unique and impressive, actually. Better than many Sakura cask offerings.