Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Orange Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Martin Brothers
Orange Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
Bright light gold color. Aromas of beeswax, peppermint, button mushrooms, vanilla bean, and toast with a velvety, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length savory chipotle and cream finish. A rich, traditional mead that will play well at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: beeswax, peppermint, button mushrooms, vanilla bean, and toast
Taste Flavor: savory chipotle and cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, traditional mead that will play well at the table.

The Producer

Martin Brothers Winery

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

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.