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
Liquid Alchemy Beverages 2018 04 Mead
91 points
$15
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.
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
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
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery  Halcyon Mead
88 points
$19.95
Siam color. Fruity aromas of crushed ripe raspberry, cranberry, fresh crumpet, and tomato leaf with a satiny, crisp, off-dry medium body and a seamless, medium-length blackberry, anise, and black tea finish. Vibrant notes of ripe berries shine through this juicy melomel.
88 points $19.95
Meadow Vista  Bliss Sparkling Cherry Mead
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Brilliant light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of soy rice cake, balsamic drizzled berries, nut brittle, and milk curd with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with overtones of strawberry-cranberry spritzer and pickled cherries finish. A nice appetizing berry flavored mead with a refreshing spritz.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Humble Bee Vineyards NV Midnight Moon Mead
87 points
$15.99
Pale golden amber color. Aromas of saddle soap, suede, spiced raisin compote, and almond with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length nut oil, dried pear and nectarine, and hint of mint finish. A nicely layered, savory mead.
87 points $15.99
Chaucer’s  Raspberry Mead
87 points
$16
Reddish orange color. Earthy, fruity aromas and flavors of ripe raspberries in a basket and raspberry herb lozenge with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and an even, interesting, breezy finish displaying nuances of cranberry-sour cherry juice and nutskin finish. A nice fruit berry flavored mead that will be good on it’s own, with desserts, on in cocktails.
Honeywood  Blackberry Mead
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Amber salmon color. Aromas of dill pickles, hibiscus, and cranberry sauce with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and an even, compelling, medium-length bread and butter pickles and pineapple-mango smoothie finish. A juicy and tropical mead with a pop of pickle-y spice; good for fans of sweeter rose wines.
86 points $13 Best Buy