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Meridian Hive

Meridian Hive
"Haven" Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5% RS: 7%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$5
Best Buy

Meridian Hive
"Haven" Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5% RS: 7%
Hazy yellow straw color. Yeasty aromas and flavors of peach pastry dough, honey roasted nuts, and ginger mint with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of jicama and peppery spices finish. A crisp, spicy, pastry like draft mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peach pastry dough, honey roasted nuts, and ginger mint
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of jicama and peppery spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, spicy, pastry like draft mead.

The Producer

Meridian Hive Meadery

The Producer
8120 Exchange Dr, Ste 400
Austin, TX 78754
USA
1 512-417-3769

Their Portfolio

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.