Full Review

HoneyMaker

HoneyMaker
Lavender Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
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HoneyMaker
Lavender Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 2%
Dusty golden straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of lemon ginger sorbet, dried verbena and lavender, and key lime pie with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, elegant, long spiced nectarine and honey roasted nuts with lemon zest finish. A lively and delicious lightly herbal and citrusy mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lemon ginger sorbet, dried verbena and lavender, and key lime pie
Taste Flavor: spiced nectarine and honey roasted nuts with lemon zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Panang Curry, Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and delicious lightly herbal and citrusy mead.

The Producer

Maine Mead Works

The Producer
51 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04101
USA
1 207-773-6323

Their Portfolio

91 HoneyMaker Semi-Sweet Mead 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
86 HoneyMaker Blueberry Mead 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
93 HoneyMaker Lavender Mead 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
87 HoneyMaker Apple Cyser Mead 12.5% (USA) $19.00.

Metheglin

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Serve in a Goblet
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.