Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Blueberry Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

Martin Brothers
Blueberry Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of honeycomb, concord grape, candied apricot, and grapefruit cordial with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, intriguing, medium-long finish that shows notes of peach lemonade with honey, ripe persimmon, and papaya finish. A fruity and well-structured mead with wide appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honeycomb, concord grape, candied apricot, and grapefruit cordial
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peach lemonade with honey, ripe persimmon, and papaya
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity and well-structured mead with wide appeal.

The Producer

Martin Brothers Winery

The Producer
1623 Old Iron Rd
Hermann, MO 65041
USA
1 573-486-0236

Their Portfolio

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.