About Melomel

About Melomel
Melomel is a traditional mead to which fruit has been added. The fruit character is the driver here, and whether dry or sweet should be very evident. Key here is a natural, ‘off-the-vine’ evocation rather than any suggestion of artificial flavorings.

Top Picks for Melomel

Costa Rica Meadery  Passiflora Passion Fruit Mead
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Minutely hazy old gold color. Meaty, savory aromas and flavors of turkey bouillon, alfalfa, and chestnut honeycomb with a satiny, tangy, off-dry medium-to-full body and an even, complex, long finish conveying notes of dried tropical fruits and apricots, almond cookie, and mint cream finish. A complex, fruity and savory mead that will be great at the table.
93 points $20 Best Buy
St. Ambrose  Black Madonna Draft Style Mead
93 points
$7
Best Buy
Pale salmon orange color. Savory aromas and flavors of blackberry vinaigrette on mesclun, reduced lime, and delicate herbs with a supple, racy, petillant, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and an effortless, long finish displaying notes of spiced melon and citrus, mint leaf, and earth finish. A flavor and balanced sour mead with a mouthwatering appeal.
93 points $7 Best Buy
Liquid Alchemy Beverages 2018 04 Mead
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Fruity, spicy, artificial aromas and flavors of baked peach, orange blossoms, ginger ale, and wintergreen with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish imparting nuances of spiced apple and pear, quince, floral honey on plantain, and lemon curd finish. A pure and flavorful, aperitif-style mead with a nice balance of delicate orange and traditional mead flavors.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery NV Wildberry Nectar Mead
91 points
$16.95
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aroma and flavors of bing cherry with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of cola, black tea with cream, mint, and cacao nib finish. A pinot noir lover’s mead with elegant cherry notes, memorable texture, and delicate earthiness.
91 points $16.95 Best Buy
Bootleg Hill Honey Meads  Orange Sunshine Reserve Mead
91 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Minutely hazy gold color. Floral, citrusy aromas and flavors of orange blossoms, tangerine almond biscotti, and suede with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and a seamless, appealing, long finish with accents of clementine sorbet, honeyed mint, chocolate orange peel, and pepper finish. A mouthwatering and pure flavored orange mead for desserts or cocktails.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
St. Ambrose  Cherry Amore Mead
91 points
$16
Best Buy
Dark salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of dried sour cherry and cranberry and chestnut honey with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a silky, medium-long finish conveying accents of honeyed zucchini bread and delicate anise finish. A delicious and pure cherry flavored mead that is sure to please.
91 points $16 Best Buy
KingView  Triple Beere
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Brilliant ruby garnet color. Fruity, spicy, floral aromas and flavors of spiced raspberries, floral blueberry honey, and baklava with a supple, tangy, off-dry medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish that presents impressions of blackberries, nutskin, pickled melon rind, and blood orange finish. A very pure and appetizing berry-flavored mead.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Pirtle  Blackberry Mead
89 points
$16.95
Bright garnet color. Fresh aromas and flavors of caramelized dark berries, honeyed cherries, and lily with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with accents of cherry craisins and pepper finish. A nice berry flavored mead for cheeses that is reminiscent of lemberger.
89 points $16.95
KingView 2016 Blue & Gold Mead
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced berries and yams with a supple, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, appealing, breezy finish with notes of cranberry relish, honeyed blueberries, and nutskin finish. A very tasty blueberry flavored mead.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Cardinal Hollow Winery  Raspberry Mead Pennsylvania
89 points
$23.58
Light burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of dried sour cherries and berries, conditioned leather, and sautéed nuts with a supple, tangy, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, intriguing, crisp finish displaying shades of raspberry preserves and honeyed nuts finish. An intriguing fruity mead with nice dry Sherry-like notes.
89 points $23.58