Full Review

Oran Mor

Oran Mor
Aphrodite’s Obsession Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: 1.71%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Oran Mor
Aphrodite’s Obsession Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: 1.71%
Tomato bisque color. Complex, interesting aromas and flavors of tomato bisque with creme fraiche and fried sage, chocolate craisins, seared kobe beef teriyaki, and cherry hibiscus mint tea with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, long finish with impressions of chocolate mint cookie, sarsaparilla, and sautéed shiitakes with cocktail bitters finish. A unique and somewhat Promethean flavor ride, jump on board.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Savory, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: tomato bisque with creme fraiche and fried sage, chocolate craisins, seared Kobe beef teriyaki, and cherry hibiscus mint tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of chocolate mint cookie, sarsaparilla, and sautéed shiitakes with cocktail bitters
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Goat Cheese en Croute, Smoked Trout, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique and somewhat Promethean flavor ride, jump on board.

The Producer

Oran Mor Artisan Mead

The Producer
305 Melrose Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97471
928-600-8138

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.