Full Review

Oran Mor

Oran Mor
Sol Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.3% RS: 2.6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Oran Mor
Sol Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.3% RS: 2.6%
Clear silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey baked pear, rice pudding with sultanas, lemon seed, and almond meal with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and a smooth, intricate, long finish with accents of honeyed spiced pear, feijoa, wintergreen lozenge, and geranium finish. A delicious, nuanced mead with great style and vibrancy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: honey baked pear, rice pudding with sultanas, lemon seed, and almond meal
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honeyed spiced pear, feijoa, wintergreen lozenge, and geranium
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Vanilla Gelato, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, nuanced mead with great style and vibrancy.

The Producer

Oran Mor Artisan Mead

The Producer
13239 Garden Valley Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 928-600-8138

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.