August 2013 - 2013 World Mead Challenge

This month's Wine feature is 2013 World Mead Challenge Wines
2013 World Mead Challenge Reviews
202907
Montezuma
Sparkling Mead
Clear with a very faint straw cast. Pleasant aromas of honeyed pear and plum, white grape sorbet, and grilled peach with a crisp, petillant fruity, light body and a tangy grapey finish. A fun off-dry sparkling mead.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202928
White Winter
Holiday Harbor Mead
Pale yellow straw color. Lively aromas of nutmeg, cola, cinnamon, potpourri,and carrot cake with a lively sweet medium body and zesty ginger, lime sorbet, and herbal honey finish. A delicious dessert in a glass that is sure to please.
90 points $26.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202949
Martin Brothers
Sweet Mead
Bright yellow gold color. Aromas of peppercorns and spiced nuts with a soft, fruity sweet medium body and a nice waxy clover honeycomb, cherry, and earth accented finish. Very nice purity and style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202906
Montezuma
Sweet Traditional Honey Mead
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of white grape, banana taffy, and tropical fruit salad with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy, apple sauce, honeycomb, and bubblegum accented finish. Not a lot of honey character but sure to please as an sweet sipper.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202929
White Winter
Sweet Mead
Aromas of almond shell, gravel, and mild vanilla candle with a sweet, tannic, light-to-medium body and melon juice, spiced apple and nut accented finish with hay-like tannins.
87 points $15.45
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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