Full Review

Honey I Have Meads

Honey I Have Meads
2010

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 8%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$30

Honey I Have Meads
2010

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 8%
Brilliant emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked spiced peaches, dried mango and plantain, and hint of rubber with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, brisk finish with notes of clementine and rhubarb, lime zest, and grass finish. A firm and austere dry mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: baked spiced peaches, dried mango and plantain, and hint of rubber
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of clementine and rhubarb, lime zest, and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: West Coast Oysters, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm and austere dry mead.

The Producer

Birds & Bees Organic Winery and Meadery

The Producer
Box 110
Brosseau, AB T0B 0P0
Canada
1 780-657-2275

Their Portfolio

84 Honey I Have Meads 2010 11.5% (Canada) $30.00.
85 Honey I Have Meads 2010 Hydromel Mead 11.5% (Canada) $30.00.

Traditional Mead

Traditional meads should incorporate only honey as a fermentable ingredient, along with water and of course yeast. They can range in character from dry to semi-sweet to sweet, and may be sparkling or still. While not necessarily “traditional”, they may also be fortified and/or barrel-aged. Whether the honey used is a single varietal or a mixture, it is important for a successful traditional mead to evidence the floral nature of the honey; indeed, it should be the defining characteristic. Some acidity is often desired to balance sweetness, but this is not necessary. Lighter versions may be analogous to white wines of corresponding sweetness/dryness, but should present distinctly honeyed emphasis.