Full Review

Cardinal Hollow Winery

Cardinal Hollow Winery
Whiskey Mead, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Sack

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.1% RS: 4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23.58

Cardinal Hollow Winery
Whiskey Mead, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Sack

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.1% RS: 4%
Brilliant old gold color. Aromas and flavors of grilled bread, olives and edamame, dark roasted nuts, and leather with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish conveying touches of caramelized apples and oranges finish. A nice savory mead with a fruity undercurrent.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory
Aroma Aroma: grilled bread, olives and edamame, dark roasted nuts, and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of caramelized apples and oranges
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Marcona Almonds, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice savory mead with a fruity undercurrent.

The Producer

Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery

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

Sack

The term "sack" is rarely used today. Often these meads will simply be labeled as fortified. This cateogry of mead typcailly ranges in alcohol from 14% to as much as 18%. Fortified meads require a greater concentration of fermentable sugar, which commonly results in a mead with a greater honey character, body, and of course, alcohol.