Full Review

Cardinal Hollow Winery

Cardinal Hollow Winery
Queens Delight, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23.58

Cardinal Hollow Winery
Queens Delight, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 2%
Old gold color. Aromas and flavors of rye whisky barrel, dried stone fruit, peppery spice, and vanilla bean with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, appealing, swift finish with accents of ginger snaps, spiced baked apples and yams, and creme brulee finish. A crisp, peppery, lightly spicy after dinner mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: rye whisky barrel, dried stone fruit, peppery spice, and vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of ginger snaps, spiced baked apples and yams, and creme brulee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Gruyere, Panna Cotta, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, peppery, lightly spicy after dinner mead.

The Producer

Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery

The Producer
720 W Prospect Ave
North Wales, PA 19454
USA
1 215-801-2227

Metheglin

Metheglin is a traditional mead to which a mixture of spices and/or spices have been added. It is interesting to note that the word ‘medicine’ is derived from the word ‘metheglin’. While the honey character in both aroma & palate can be variable, the primary emphasis in this style is how well the spices and/or herbs are integrated into the beverage – they should not overwhelm the honey characteristics, but should be featured. A synergy of the individual ingredients is ideal.