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August 2012 - 2012 World Mead Challenge

August 2012 - 2012 World Mead Challenge
This month's Wine feature is 2012 World Mead Challenge Wines

2012 World Mead Challenge Reviews

Valley Vineyards  Honey Mead
90 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Golden color. Aromas of raw honey, sour cream frosting, soy sauce, white balsamic, and delicate grassy herbs with a sweet medium body and a clover honey, apple and pear sauce and cider finish. A lively desert style mead with good intensity, acidity, depth and length.
90 points $11.99 Best Buy
Meadery of the Rockies  Cherries N Honey Mead
90 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Pale garnet color. Bright cherry jam and almond danish aromas with a supple, fruity medium body and a pure honeyed cherry, delicate spice, apple cider and tangerine accented finish. Delicious, balanced and appetizing.
90 points $13.95 Best Buy
Meadery of the Rockies  Strawberries N Honey Mead
90 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Pale ruby amber color. Bright fresh strawberry custard tart and honey cake aromas and flavors with a lively fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy citrus and spice accented finish. Delicious, pure, and mouthwatering. A great summer sipper.
90 points $13.95 Best Buy
Meadery of the Rockies  "Guinevere" Mead
89 points
$11.95
Best Buy
Pale silver straw color. Dense aromas of cheese rind, pear, melon, tarragon and pressed flowers with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a chewy, honeycomb, wintermint, green apple and floral talc accented finish. A complex, vinous mead that will appeal to riesling fans.
89 points $11.95 Best Buy
Bea’s  Sweet Mead Honey Wine
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright golden color. Rich honey vanilla gelato aromas with a silky, fruity and off-dry medium-to-full body and a lingering honeyed banana, coconut and pear finish with a dash of spice. Very tasty.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Easley  Regal Tej Honey Wine
88 points
$10
Best Buy
Pale golden color. Lovely pineapple upside down cake aromas with a supple fruity sweet medium body and honeyed raisin toast and vanilla accented finish. Very tasty and sure to please those looking for a fruity, off-dry sipper.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Meadery of the Rockies  Apricots N Honey Mead
88 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Pale golden color. Bold floral aromas and flavors of rose potpourri, lychees, and spicy apricot chutney with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy tangerine, Meyer lemon, and mineral accented finish. A fun, flavorful, feminine mead. Sip like a gewurz or serve with cheeses.
88 points $13.95 Best Buy
Meadery of the Rockies  Chocolate Cherry Satin Mead
88 points
$19.95
Light garnet with a bronze cast. Bold aromas of halva, cherry paste, chocolate soy milk with a supple fruity sweet medium body and a malted chocolate cherry milkshake and peppered roasted citrus finish.
88 points $19.95
Meadery of the Rockies  "Camelot" Mead
87 points
$11.95
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Bright wintermint lozenge aromas and flavors with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a spicy poached apple accented finish with crunchy tannins. Wintermint flavor is intriguing and intense.
87 points $11.95 Best Buy
Meadery of the Rockies  Raspberry Chocolate Satin Mead
87 points
$19.95
Pale ruby color. Aromas of peppery berry chutney and mole with a supple, fruity sweet medium body and a raspberry danish and peppery spice finish.
87 points $19.95
Meadery of the Rockies  Blackberries N Honey Mead
86 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Salmon red color with a bronze cast. Aromas of berry pastry, mint gum, and spiced apple with a soft, fruity sweet medium body and a Concord grape juice and a honeyed citrus accented finish. Very pleasant and easy drinking.
86 points $13.95 Best Buy
Meadery of the Rockies  Honey Sheré Mead
86 points
$34.95
Old gold color. Aromas of spiced pear, cherry bubblegum, and faint rubber with a silky sweet medium-to-full body and a warming tangy apple-peach jam, agave syrup, and pepper jelly accented finish. A full throttled after diner style mead whose alcohol character may warrant cocktail experimentation.
86 points $34.95
Meadery of the Rockies  "King Arthur" Mead
84 points
$11.95
Silvery straw color. Delicate aromas of Asian pear, melon sorbet, white strawberry, and sweet grass with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tart citrus, birch bark, and mineral accented finish with powdery tannins. A dry, somewhat austere mead.
84 points $11.95
Meadery of the Rockies  Peaches N Honey Mead
84 points
$13.95
Pale silvery straw color. Interesting aromas of peach sorbet and cider, hard cheese rind, and overripe mango and papaya with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tart, kiwi, apple, nut and grassy earth accented finish.
84 points $13.95
Meadery of the Rockies  Raspberries N Honey Mead
84 points
$13.95
Pink amber color. Aromas of baby oil, cotton candy, pixie sticks, and berry tart with a soft, off-dry medium body and a tangy raspberry sorbet, spiced apple, and grassy earth accented finish.
84 points $13.95
Meadery of the Rockies  Blackberry Satin Mead
84 points
$19.95
Aromas blackberry liqueur and lozenge, pepper and aloe with a supple fruity sweet medium body and a spiced apple, pepper, melon and radish finish.
84 points $19.95
Oliver  Camelot Mead
83 points
$7.50
Golden yellow color. Dense aromas of triple cheese rind, yeasty pastry dough, and spicy apple-peach compote with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a honey creme Anglaise, butterscotch, and nutshell accented finish.
83 points $7.50
Meadery of the Rockies  "Lancelot" Mead
83 points
$11.95
Pale silvery straw color. Wintermint gum and faint herbal Listerine-like aromas and flavors with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an Asian pear and feijoa accented finish with chewy tannins.
83 points $11.95
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