Very playful and colorful nose, even a bit wacky. Very sweet, almost artificially so; the candyfloss comparison that can be found in the official tasting notes is spot on, but you could also say bubblegum. Beneath all these gummy, saccharine aromas, there's some active (and newish) oak, together with distinctly vinous notes (Port? Madeira?). Waaaay in the background, perhaps a wee leathery note, as if some older casks might've been involved as well to provide a sense of backbone. Not exactly mad for the nose, I have to tell ya.
In the mouth, it's redeemed somewhat. The virgin oak works nicely here and gives some much-needed depth to the sparkly, youthful flavors of citrus fruits (tangerines, mainly), red berries (redcurrants and a wisp of raspberry), and vanilla-coconut pudding. Perhaps some popcorn as well, or is that just the overall sweetness? Good mouthfeel.
The finish is on the short side. Some Seltzer / Tonic Water and swiftly fading bitterness.
Verdict: a bit of a Frankenstein, cobbled together from disparate parts. Easy to drink though, and with a nice tannic kick. A summer affair, all the way.