Full Review

Colorado Honey Wines

Colorado Honey Wines
Romantic Traveler

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Chocolate Game

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
Best Buy

Colorado Honey Wines
Romantic Traveler

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Chocolate Game

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Copper garnet color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of dried berries and cherries, spiced nuts, cocktail bitters, and sassafras with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish revealing notes of cherry cola, sarsaparilla, cinchona, and pine cone finish. A soft and spicy mead that drinks a bit like sangria.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried berries and cherries, spiced nuts, cocktail bitters, and sassafras
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry cola, sarsaparilla, cinchona, and pine cone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Mole Chicken, Rabbit Confit, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A soft and spicy mead that drinks a bit like sangria.

The Producer

Colorado Honey Wines

The Producer
1088 Pinewicket Way
Parker, CO 80138
USA
1 303-766-7531

Their Portfolio

92 Colorado Honey Wines Romantic Traveler 11.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Time Traveler Tej 11% (USA) $14.00.

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.