- Nose: Fairly subdued at the beginning, then bigger with spicy and juicy woods, tobacco, grape juice acidity, oak, honey, buttery
- Mouth: Oaks, some mild sherry, oily, some tannins
- Finish: Some nice wood mix, fruity, dried fruits, medium long, coffee, malt sweetness, some tannins again
Comment: Quite good at a reasonable price, but not as delicate and refined as the comparable Hibiki 21. The nose is very good.